Florian Herbst, to be honest, is happiest when his dad isn’t at home. Then, he can dance around the house with his mom, wear crazy costumes and forget all his troubles. Hanno Herbst doesn’t really know what to do with his son, who has two left hands and a much too big belly and is neither interested in sports nor girls. But it’s not that bad! There is mom. With a tender dominance, she keeps the family’s harmony in check and protects her two men from each other at least until one terrible morning, when the house of cards collapses and mom vanishes from their lives from one moment to the next. Father and son are left behind, overwhelmed, but gradually learn to cope with each other and find common ground.
Axel Ranisch was born in 1983. He directed his first short film in 2002 and caught the film bug instantly and incurably. In the following years, he directed more than 80 short films and a few more features with him as an actor, writer, composer or editor. His films were shown at over a hundred small or large festivals since 2002 and frequently won awards.