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    Sex, Pity and Loneliness

    Directed by Lars Montag
    Germany | 119 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    Sex, Pity and Loneliness

    Directed by Lars Montag
    Germany | 119 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Sex, Pity and Loneliness

    Directed by Lars Montag
    Germany | 119 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Sex, Pity and Loneliness

    Directed by Lars Montag
    Germany | 119 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Sex, Pity and Loneliness

    Directed by Lars Montag
    Germany | 119 minutes | World Cinema Now

The title may sound forbidding, but this wicked satire about... well, sex, pity and loneliness among contemporary German urbanites, is a spirited, darkly funny view of the way we live now. Director Lars Montag interweaves the stories of 13 characters in an ambitious fresco that will elicit laughs, gasps and, perhaps, self-reflection.

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film synopsis

The title may sound forbidding, but this wicked satire about... well, sex, pity and loneliness among contemporary German urbanites, is a spirited, darkly funny view of the way we live now.

Director Lars Montag interweaves the stories of 13 characters. Among them are an angry, disgraced teacher who goes ballistic because his supermarket doesn’t carry his favorite flavor of Kettle Chips; a preening racist cop and his equally racist sort-of girlfriend; an unhappily married beekeeper who discovers his long dormant desire for men; the beekeeper’s runaway teenage daughter, who’s pursued by a randy young Arab immigrant and a self-flagellating Christian lad; a sex-for-hire couple who insist on dressing in white; and a newly divorced woman whose encounter with a young hustler does not go according to her very specific set of erotic instructions.

A cheerfully bleak exploration of frustrated desire, rage, solipsism and misdirected love, Montag’s ambitious fresco will elicit laughs, gasps and, perhaps, self-reflection.

film details

Original Language Title: Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Running Time: 119 minutes
Language: German (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Lars Montag
Producers: Werner C. Barg
Principal Cast: Bernhard Schütz, Jan Henrik Strahlberg, Friederike Kempter, Rainer Bock, Maria Hofstätter
Cinematographers: Mathias Neumann
Editor: Marc Schubert
Music: Konstantin Gropper
Screenwriter: Helmut Krausser, Lars Montag
Website: http://www.einsamkeitundsexundmitleid.x-verleih.de/de/film/

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