The Hannas

Hans & Anna, long-term lovers in their thirties, suddenly have a strong need to break out of their routines. Each embarks on a refreshing adventure of bodies, food and love.

"Kaiser gives a fresh take on old tropes and aptly leaves no detail untouched."


A long-term couple in their sleepy thirties. ANNA and HANS belong together; so much so all their friends simply call them the HANNAS. A new life begins, when they meet two sisters with ADHD, Kim and Nicola. Inevitably they become emotionally entangled and end up putting themselves through the wringer: A humorous story about couples, bodies, food and love in your thirties.

HANS and ANNA are THE HANNAS: a 15 year relationship of cooking, eating and traditional holidays at the Baltic Sea, where they go without fail, every single year.

There's no question that they love each other, but what happened  to their life? They need something new, a way out of their daily rut. Anna starts swimming and seeing a psychologist, Hans goes training in the woods. But Can new pursuits and professional intervention really help them feel alive?

When two sisters with ADHD, Kim and Nicola, appear an absurd journey into a new life begins. While Anna and Nicola embark on a romantic affair, Hans and Kim have a rather more unconventional arrangement...


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Director: Julia C. Kaiser
Genre: Comedy
Original title: Die Hannas
English title: The Hannas
Country of production: Germany
Year of production: 2016
Length: 102 min
Color: colour
Shooting format: Digital
Screening format: DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)

Original language: German
Subtitles: English
Cast: Anna König, Till Butterbach, Ines Marie Westernströer, Julia Becker, Anne Ratte-Polle, Christian Natter, Cynthia Micas, Anne von Keller, Jakob Renger, Tim Blochwitz
Scriptwriter: Julia C. Kaiser
Director of photography: Dominik Berg
Editor: Linda Bosch
Sound design: Tobias Rüther
Music: Sorry Gilberto, Dominik Berg, Coleslaw Clubbing
Producers: Oliver Schütte, Stefan Jäger, Katrin Renz, Milena Klemke
Production company: Tellfilm Deutschland UG

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Festivals / Awards

Filmfest München 2016, Germany - National Premiere
Filmfest Biberach 2016, Germany
Kinofest Lünen 2016, Germany - Hans W. Geißendörfer Prize
Filmz Mainz 2016, Germany - Opening Film
Heimspiel Filmfest Regensburg 2016, Germany
European Week 2017, Lithuania
Achtung Berlin 2017, Germany - Best Film, Best Script, Best Actress and Best Actor Award 
Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Canada
DEA OPEN AIR International Film Festival, Albania - Best Director Award
MIX Copenhagen, Denmark
QUEERSICHT LGBTI-Filmfestival Bern, Switzerland


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