Ling, mid-20s, lives in Chongqing. There she meets Yu, a Chinese business traveller who lives in Berlin. He gives her an iPhone as a goodbye present. They start a romantic telephone relationship. When Ling flies to Berlin to see Yu, another man, Marco, awaits her at the airport. He is Yu‘s German bodyguard. He is to make sure that Ling flies back home.
Over two days Ling meets Turks, Poles and Berliners, waiters, policemen and whores, even a dog joins her. For the bodyguard she causes more pain than pleasure, and still he grows to like her. In the end Ling finds Yu and leaves him at the same time, in a way that is surprising to both of them.
Love during the time of the World Wide Web. Distant yet close. Close yet distant.
Jiang Yiyan (Ling),
Florian Lukas (Marco),
Wu Da Wei (Yu),
Wang Hai Zhen (Yu´s wife)
July/ August 2010
Chongqing (China) / Berlin (Germany)
THEATRICAL RELEASE GERMANY:
26 May 2011
A production of REVERSE ANGLE PRODUCTION (Hamburg/ Germany) in coproduction with RAY PRODUCTION and BEIJING TAIHE UNIVERSAL FILM INVESTMENT (Peking/ China), RBB and BR in association with ARTE
Funded by BKM, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), German Federal Film Board (FFA), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH) and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB)
Blog of our Chinese main actress Jiang Yiyan: http://jiangyiyan.blog.sohu.com/