Human Factors

by Ronny Trocker


At the advertising agency they co-own, French-German couple Nina and Jan have signed a new politically charged client, forcing them to confront their clashing priorities. To escape mounting tensions at work, they whisk their kids, Max and Emma, away to their seaside vacation home. But what’s meant to be an idyllic off-season retreat turns sinister when a mysterious home invasion sets everything off balance. Though at first the aftermath brings the family closer, as they try to put the incident into perspective, their accounts of what took place begin to unravel alongside the couple’s faith in each other.


2021 – Germany, Italy, Denmark

Directed by: Ronny Trocker
Written by: Ronny Trocker
Cinematography by: Klemens Hufnagl
Edited by: Julia Drack

Cast: Sabine Timoteo, Mark Waschke, Jule Hermann, Wanja Valentin Kube, Daniel Séjourné, Hannes Perkmann

Producers: Susanne Mann, Paul Zischler, Martin Rehbock
Co-producers: Ronny Trocker, Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin

Produced by: zischlermann filmproduktion
Co-produced by: Bagarrefilm, Snowglobe, ZDF – Das Kleine Fernsehspiel


-Sundance IFF, World Dramatic Competition (World Premiere)
-Berlin IFF, Panorama (European Premiere)
-Cleveland FF
-Istanbul IFF
-Moscow IFF
-Fajr IFF
-Al Este FF
-Filmfest DC
-Shanghai IFF
-PyeongChang Int’l Peace FF
-Beach FF
-Motovun Film Festival
-Sundance London
-Herceg Novi Film Festival
-New Horizons IFF
-Sarajevo FF
-Jerusalem IFF
-Itinerama FF
-Athens IFF
-Roche-sur-Yon FF
-Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF
-Mal das GoetheFEST
-Riga IFF
-Ulaanbaatar IFF
-Sao Paolo IFF
-Zagreb FF
-Auteur FF (Serbia)
-Torino IFF
-Gulf German FF

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