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Ich Ich Ich / Second Thoughts

by Zora Rux Focus Competition

Completely overwhelmed when her boyfriend Julian proposes to her, Marie escapes to the countryside in order to collect her thoughts. But instead of finding peace, she is blindsided by her personified thoughts, her "thought people". Be it her mother listing baby names, a melancholic poetry-composing lady in a sari, or her ex-boyfriend climbing from trees – everyone is talking to her incessantly. Things get really complicated when Julian shows up - with his own "thought people" in tow. ICH ICH ICH is Zora Rux's debut feature. A surrealistic story that coherently and humorously explores the resilience of a relationship and the pursuit of the true self.

About the director(s)

The German director and screenwriter Zora Rux studied at the Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) and Columbia University. Her short films have already screened and premiered at various international film festivals. Following a long-standing collaboration with the director Roy Andersson, including as a casting director, ICH ICH ICH is her first feature-length fiction film. It world premieres at ZFF.

Filmography (selection): Ich Ich Ich (2021), What Happens To Your Brain If You See A German Word Like…? (short, 2015), Geschützter Raum (2014)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Relationship Drama
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2021
  • Runtime: 85 Min
  • Languages: German, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Zora Rux
  • Cast: Elisa Plüss, Thomas Fränzel, Lola Klamroth, Sebastian Schneider, Judith van der Werff, Henriette Confurius, Wenka von Mikulicz, Paul Lux
  • Screenplay: Zora Rux
  • Cinematography: Jesse Mazuch
  • Editors: Zora Rux, Kalle Boman, Martin Herold, Henning Stöve
  • Sound: Robert Hefter
  • Music: Ben Rössler, Jonathan Ritzel, Mister Milano
  • Producers: Leonie Minor, Roxana Richters, Fred Burle
  • Production Company: dffb - Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
  • World Sales: dffb - Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
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