Film - HFF Special 1 Filmfest 2018


Directed by Alexander Löwen


Director: Alexander Löwen
Section: HFF Special 1
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Victor Neumeister, Olivia Müller-Elmau, Ben Felipe, Nadja Sabersky
18+ (no age rating)

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Seventeen-year-old Matthias finally finds an answer to all his problems: pick-up artists. In online videos, they talk about masculinity, social value and dos and don’ts in interacting with women. When Matthew tries out their advice, boundaries blur until he no longer recognizes himself.

  • Duration: 24 Min.

  • Film School: HFF, University of Television and Film Munich

Meet the director


Alexander Löwen

Alexander Löwen was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1992 and grew up in Kempten in southern Germany. He studied theater, media and English studies in Bayreuth, where he wrote, produced and directed several award-winning short films. He worked for international film production companies and assisted several major theater directors. His intensive work in film, photography, and other media led him to HFF Munich, where he has been studying film directing since 2015.


Screenplay: Alexander Löwen
Director of Photography: Rita Hajjar
Film Editor: Catalina Aristizábal Serna, Alexander Löwen
Production Designer: Rahel Pribbernow
Costume Design: Sophia Lindner, Sarah Claridge
Sound: Neary Wach
Producer: Elena Erbenich