Monday um Zehn
by Mareille Klein
Helga is stuck in her middle-class home, literally: the 62-year-old fell through the floor and is only discovered the next day. But even when she’s no longer trapped, Helga’s stuck in a rut. Ever since her husband left her, resentment has prevented her from moving on. Polish cleaner Ryszard, however, breathes fresh air into her life. Initially her emotional punching bag, he soon becomes her lover. But Helga can't really stand by Ryszard in front of her friends, and her newfound happiness soon threatens to leave her again. Director Mareille Klein skilfully stages her characters naturally and humorously. She subtly exposes racism and prejudice, while proving she has excellent comedic timing.