A woman arrives in a foreign city – Paris. We see her meeting different, often quite strage people, and each time the woman will change into someone else, just like a chameleon turning another colour when it changes his environment. Here, she is a tourist, there, she becomes an old friend, the wife, the mother ... up to the moment, when she meets her own doppelganger. The film is the portrait of a woman, who fathoms a big city. And it is the portrait of a city and it’s inhabitants, who transform a woman.
Hidden in this portrait of all these people there is the topic of fear - the everyday subject in the medias, as if there were a hidden message. Fear is painful. People attacked by fear tend to loose their dignity, their pride, their moral values and desires. When you are full of fear, you cannot love – all you can think of is yourself. Fear undermines and destroys many important human values. But on the other hand, there is no life without risks. Fear seems quite natural. The solution lies in the way you treat your fear. Is facing it better than avoiding it? The film is the story of a person, who goes through such a process - and experiences liberation.
Director: Johanna Pauline Maier
Camera: Sarah Blum
Sound: Eric Aurégan
Producer: Martin Blankemeyer, François Xavier Frantz
Cast: Jana Klein, Liliane Rovère and Franck Beckmann, Pascal Bernier, Claudie Décultis, Charels Fage, Laurent Gauriat, Nirina Sievert, Rainer Sievert, Pierre Mignard, Valérie Moinet, Thomas Périno, Stéphane Schoukroun, Jutta Wernicke
Germany/France 2018, 106min HD (in post production)