Zora Rux | Writer & Director

ICH ICH ICH | Second Thoughts
Germany | feature | 85 mins | color | 2K| DCP | 24fps | 16:9 (1:1,85) | Dolby Surround 5.1 | German & English | subtitles available in English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Swedish | distributed by UCM.One

When Marie’s boyfriend proposes to her in front of his entire family, she doesn't know what to say and flees to the countryside to think it over alone. But her thoughts accompany her. They sit around her in flesh and blood: Her mother pesters her with baby names, exboyfriends climb down trees and a woman in a sari narrates her life in poems. Her would-be fiancé eventually joins her, clashing his own luggage of thoughts with hers. A surrealistic story that coherently and humorously explores the resilience of a relationship and the pursuit of the true self.

Director & Script: Zora Rux | DoP: Jesse Mazuch |Editor: Zora Rux, Kalle Boman, Martin Herold, Henning Stöve | Producer: Leonie Minor, Roxana Richters, Fred Burle | Sound: Robert Hefter | Music: Ben Rössler, Jonathan Ritzel, Mister Milano | Production Company: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH | co-producer: Zora Rux, Fred Burle | financed by: FFA, Kulturelle Filmförderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Kulturförderung des Landkreises Uckermark

with: Elisa Plüss – Marie Kusterer | Thomas Fränzel – Julian Lankes | Lola Klamroth – Louise | Sebastian Schneider – Henrik | Judith van der Werff – Maries mother Claudia Kusterer | Henriette Confurius – Nata Lia & Natalia | Wenka von Mikulicz – Woman in the Sari | Paul Lux & Pablo Grant – thought-police | Jörg Kleinau – Julian's father | Cornelia Heyse – Julian's mother | Peter Miklusz & Jon Schnäcker – Julian's brothers | Valeska Rein – bride | Laurenz Laufenberg – Sales Agent | Valentin Erb, Thomas Prenn & Paul Rohlfs – (ex)lovers | Romina Küper, Gina Stiebitz & Lara Catherine – women in photo booth | Denise Ankel – wedding guest

Worldpremiere at Zürich Film Festival / Fokus Competition
Asian Premiere at Taipei Film Festival / New Directors Competition
UK Premiere at Raindance
Mostra Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival / Main Competition
Max-Ophüls-Festival Saarbrücken / Feature Film Competition
Cinequest USA
Achtung Berlin
Bieberacher FF
Festival for Women's Rights Seoul, South Korea

Best Cinematography at FilmZ
Best Cinematography at Achtung Berlin

Apple TV

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