A woman‘s voice and a man‘s voice speaking in unison: »A woman called Monika, and a man called Hans. Hans documents in writing that Monika has threatened him - her boss, employer and lover - with the withdrawal of her sexual favors if his wife doesn‘t apologize to her.«

The contents of a black briefcase lead us into a superficially well-ordered life in West Germany in 1970, in a city that can be seen as representative of the entire country. In this briefcase: the meticulous documentation of an affair between the small business owner Hans and his secretary Monika. A detailed protocol of their sexual activities leaves a trail through the field of infinite possibilities and finite probabilities of leading a different life under the same circumstances.

D 2014, 16mm, 1:1,33, color, surround, 89 minutes

  • screenings

  • Kinoproba Ekaterinburg
    Dawawine Beirut
    Nonfiktionale Bad Aibling
    Filmplus Cologne – shortlisted for the Bild Kunst Editing Award for Documentary Film
    Kinelab Hamburg
    États généraux du film documentaire Lussas
    Docs Against Gravity Warsaw

    FFD Yogyakarta
    Exposed Film Festival Cologne
    Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofestival
    Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart
    Underdox - Dokument & Experiment München
    Director's Lounge Berlin
    Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg
    64th Berlin International Film Festival / Perspektive Deutsches Kino