He sees the child’s body in his rear-view mirror, and brakes. But he flees the scene. It looks as though Phillip might be lucky. The boy awakes from his coma and the police are looking for a different car. Phillip's life continues as it had been. But, while he and his fiancée are away on holiday, the child dies. Shattered by her son’s death, Laura (Nina Hoss) decides to find the perpetrator. By chance, she meets Phillip. Phillip takes Laura under his wing and gives her support. A feeling of closeness begins to evolve, but Laura has no idea with whom she’s getting involved. A film by German director Christian Petzold.
Original Title: Wolfsburg
Length: 87 min
Director: Christian Petzold
Screenplay: Christian Petzold
Cinematography: Hans Fromm
Editing: Bettina Böhler
Sound: Andreas Mücke-Niesytka, Martin Ehlers
Sound Mix: Martin Steyer
Music: Stefan Will
Featuring: Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Antje Westermann, Astrid Meyerfeldt, Matthias Matschke, Soraya Gomaa, Stephan Kampwirth, Martin Müseler, Anna Priese.
Production: teamWorx Produktion für Kino und Fernsehen, arte, ZDF, Bettina Reitz
Festivals: 2003: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (D); Art Film Festival (SK)
Awards: 2005: Adolf Grimme Preis (D); 2003: FIPRESCI Prize, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (D); 2003: Don Quijote Plaque, Art Film festival Trencianske Teplice (SK)
Age Recommendation: 12