Everyone knows it, but no one likes to remember it.
„Liebling“ is a story which connects separation and the associated agonies of the monotonous habits and the feeling of not being able to let go. The protagonists are all helpless, locked into the big house but also locked into their own thinking and acting. Everyone is unhappy with the situation, but it is hard to break out of the routine. Similar to most separations, it doesn’t happen like in a Hollywood film, where people watch TV, crying and eating ice cream and the best friend is trying to comfort them. When someone moves out of the mutual apartment/ house, it is usually a banal act.
I can only speak for myself, but when I read the script for the first time, I recognised so many situations, got angry, was disgusted and hoped that both can escape their situation. I was sometimes tempted to judge the male protagonists. To be honest, I was hoping that Tamara would leave as quickly as possible and build a new life for herself. However, just like in real life, one cannot only see things black and white, which is why, at the end of the script, I made my peace with the characters, because each of them has his/her own cross to bear.
If I can identify with the story, I believe that every person who has been through a break-up will be able to do the same. And maybe think „Thank God, I am not in their situation.“ The characters are very sensitively built and I think that everyone can find a piece of themselves in the protagonists, even if it is sometimes hard to admit.
Building on all these reasons, we hope to reach different audiences, because the emotions shown in the film are internationally understandable.