The Have Nots

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Followed by a Q&A

After years apart Jakob and Isabelle meet again on September 11th, 2001 and fall in love. While the world around them is reduced to rubble they revolve around themselves and their newly found love. But their love is tainted. The couple feels responsible for the death of a mutual friend who died in the World Trade Center. The only chance they seem to be having is to face each in all honesty. A task that seems too big a challenge: perplexed and full of longing they witness their lives falling apart. A spiral of desire, guilt and estrangement is set in motion, leading to an outburst of uncontrolled violence.

Based on the novel of the same name by German writer Katharina Hacker. 2006 Katharina Hacker received the Deutscher Buchpreis – Germany´s highest ranking literature price – for The Have-Nots.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Katharina Hacker, the screenwriter Mona Kino and the director Florian Hoffmeister

Moderation: Annie Ring, Lecturer, School of European Languages, Culture and Society at UCL

Screening in association with the German Screen Studies Network and the Greater London German Network

BBFC rating
Running time
100 mins
Germany, UK
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Book tickets

February 13th

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