By Ingo Haeb
Lynn Zapatek, a chambermaid in a large hotel, suffers of a fear of human interaction yet craves intimacy. During the night she secretly lies under the beds of the hotel guests. When Lynn gets to know the call girl- mistress Chiara she slowly ventures out of her isolation.
Based on the best seller novel by Markus Orths, published among others in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese.
“Rarely has fetishism been portrayed with such intense, empathetic attention to detail.” – Variety
„Germany’s answer to Fifty Shades of Grey“ – The Hollywood Reporter
„The most intelligent film adaptation for a long time“ – Die Welt
Munich IFF (nominated in four (out of four) categories, awarded BEST ACTRESS Vicky Krieps), Montreal World FF (BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION and FIPRESCI Prize), Zurich IFF (in competition), Rio de Janeiro IFF, Kolkata IFF, Cairo IFF, IFF Rotterdam, Santa Barbara FF, Luxemburg City FF, German Film Days Reykjavik, Melbourne Queer IFF, Febio Fest, Hong Kong IFF, Golden Horse Fantastic FF, Cyprus Film Days (in competition), Torino LGBT FF (in competition), Jeonju IFF, Transilvania FF, Edinburgh IFF, Transatlantyk Festival Poznan, Cambridge FF, Oslo Skeiver Filmer FF, Queer Lisboa, Portugal, Split FF (SPECIAL JURY AWARD), Side by Side LGBT FF (BEST FEATURE) a.o.
Director & Writer: Ingo Haeb / Cinematographer: Sophie Maintigneux / Editor: Nicole Kortlüke / Production Designer: Petra Klimek / Music: Jakob Ilja / Producers: Ingmar Trost, Olaf Hirschberg / Production companies: Sutor Kolonko, 58 Filme
Vicky Krieps / Lena Lauzemis / Steffen Münster / Christian Aumer / Christine Schorn
Original Title: Das Zimmermädchen Lynn / shot with Canon C500 / DCP / 24fps / 1:2.35 / color / 5.1 / 90 min / original language German with English and French subtitles / Germany 2014