Quiet Freedom


A story of love, loneliness, and ultimately togetherness.

"Competent and gently moving affair built foursquare around reliable veterans Dagmar Manzel and Rolf Lassgard’s detailed work as long-time marrieds."

"...award-worthy central performances..."



Erik, recently retired, is looking forward to some post-work adventure and to enjoy his family. These plans are thrown into doubt as the harsh reality of his wife Juditha’s accelerating illness causes his own health to deteriorate. Juditha refuses to accept any outside help as Erik buckles under the pressure. QUIET FREEDOM explores a long-married couple’s difficult choices and the need to rediscover the foundation of their marriage to find each other again.

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Director: Wendla Nölle
Genre: Drama - Couple, Love, Relationship, Togetherness, Resilience, Aging
Original title: Ein grosses Versprechen
English title: Quiet Freedom
Country of production: Germany
Year of production: 2021
Length: 88
Color: color
Original language: German
Cast: Dagmar Manzel, Rolf Lassgård, Anna Blomeier, Wolfram Koch

Scriptwriter: Greta Lorez
Director of photography: Nikolai von Graevenitz
Production designer: Iris Trescher-Lorenz
Editor: Rune Schweitzer
Sound design: Anders Wasserfall
Sound: Andreas Pitann
Music: Nina Müller, Max Schneider
Producers: Andrea Schütte, Nikola Bock, Dirk Decker
Production company: Tamtam Film
Supported by: Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, nordmedia

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Festivals / Awards

Filmfest Hamburg, Germany
Nordischen Filmtagen Lübec,Germany
Filmfest Braunschweig, Germany
Exground filmfest, Germany
Göteborg IFF, Sweden - International Premiere
Santa Barbara IFF, USA
Europe On Screen Film Festival, Indonesia
EspooCine, Finland
Nordic Film Days, Germany
Golden Rooster, China
Exground Filmfest, Germany
Silk Road IFF, China
Festival of German Films, China



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