English Subs – Das Vorspiel

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Das Vorspiel is a German drama by filmmaker Ina Weisse. Violin teacher Anna takes one of her students under her wing. By doing this, she neglects and risks her relationship with her husband and son.

Anna (Nina Hoss) is a violin teacher based in Berlin, where she lives together with her husband Philippe (Simon Akbarian) and her teenager son Jonas. Anna is a very demanding person and has a whimsical character. Ignoring the advice from others, she takes student Alexander under her wing to prepare him for an important exam. While doing that, she neglects her own son who has his own personal struggles. Because of her extreme focus on preparing Alexander, she seems to lose contact with her own family, leading to all kinds of consequences…

An earlier work from German director Ina Weisse is Das Einde einer Nacht, which was first released at the Toronto International Festival in 2019. In Das Vorspiel, actress Nina Hoss outshines in her acting as the whimsical Anna, for which she received the Silver Shell for best actress at the Filmfestival of San Sebastian.

On a weekly basis we now offer you film screenings with English subtitles. That way, people from all over the world who would like to go to the cinema but feel inhibited, either because they cannot understand the spoken language or do not have a sufficient understanding of the Dutch language to read the subtitles, will still be able to enjoy the films we screen.

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