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The Ground Beneath My Feet (2019)

Der Boden unter den Füßen (original title)
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Lola controls her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimize profits in her job as a business consultant. But when a tragic event forces the past back into her life, Lola's grip on reality seems to slips away.

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Marie Kreutzer

Writer:

Marie Kreutzer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Pachner ... Lola Wegenstein
Pia Hierzegger Pia Hierzegger ... Conny Wegenstein
Mavie Hörbiger ... Elise
Michelle Barthel ... Birgit
Marc Benjamin ... Sebastian Selikowski
Dominic Marcus Singer ... Jürgen
Meo Wulf Meo Wulf ... Clemens
Axel Sichrovsky Axel Sichrovsky ... Herr Bacher
Bernd Birkhahn Bernd Birkhahn ... Herr Degenhardt
Axel Wandtke Axel Wandtke ... Herr Giese
Martina Eitner-Acheampong ... Frau Lubitz
Susann Uplegger Susann Uplegger ... Frau Tanninger
Lilly Marie Tschörtner Lilly Marie Tschörtner ... Frau Rennecke
Florian Reiners Florian Reiners ... Bankvertreter
Regina Fritsch ... Dr. Lederer (Connys Ärztin)
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Not yet 30, Lola controls her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimize profits in her job as a high-powered business consultant. No one knows about her older sister Conny or her family's history of mental illness. But when a tragic event forces Conny back into Lola's life and her secrets begin to unravel, Lola's grip on reality seems to slips away.

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ground Beneath My Feet See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,295, 28 July 2019

Gross USA:

$29,251

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,251
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Even the world of high finance gets personal
15 October 2019 | by Red-125See all my reviews

The German film Der Boden unter den Füssen was shown in the U.S. with the translated title The Ground Beneath My Feet (2019). The movie was written and directed by Marie Kreutzer.

Valerie Pachner plays Lola Wegenstein, a successful businesswoman. Her boss is Elise, portrayed by Mavie Hörbiger. Elise is also Lola's lover.

Pia Hierzegger plays Conny Wegenstein, Lola's sister, who has schizophrenia. Matters reach a crisis when Lola is at the final stages of an important business deal, and Conny makes what may have been a suicide attempt.

The world of high finance is unknown to me. Others will have to tell you how well it's portrayed in the movie. It looks horrible. For example, in her sleep, Lola is talking about "48's." We learn that this means going two days without sleep to work on business.

Although this film contains lesbian lovers, it's really not a lesbian film. In my opinion, it's about a high-level business executive and her sister who suffers from mental illness. The fact that Lola is in a lesbian relationship is important, but not central, to the plot.

All three lead actors are excellent, but I'll single out Pia Hierzegger, as Lola's sister, for special praise. It's a difficult, demanding role, and Hierzegger manages it to perfection.

We saw this film at The Little Theatre, as part of Rochester's wonderful ImageOut Festival. If you can't find it at a festival, it will work on the small screen.

This movie has a terrible IMDb rating of 6.3. I think that it's much better than that, and I feel comfortable recommending it.


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