The Vietnamese Bien and Thien have illegally come to Berlin and have come into hiding at their older relatives Nga and Nam. They are willing to live in total submissiveness for work and apparent safety.
While Bien takes care of Nga who is agitated from homesickness Nam forces Thien to sell cigarettes on the black market. Fierce fights about territories between the cigarette dealers and the erratic outbursts of Nga unsettle both their lives. Secretly they try to build up their
own livelihood – but that inevitably leads to the escalation of the conflicts between both couples...
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
LISA VIOLETTA GAß born 1984 in Bingen | Until her final secondary- school examinations in 2003 several jobs as assistant director at the Hessian State Theater in Wiesbaden | in 2002 intern at SFB1 (german television station) | in 2003 editing trainee at Korndörfer and Smets and Dolly Operator for the feature „Kampfansage“ (cinema), Action Concept | in 2004 assistant director trainee for „Ein Fall für zwei“ (television) | assistant director for various projects at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin | in 2005 intern at RBB (television station) | from 2006 to 2009 she studied directing at the ifs | participant of the mentorprogram at the AV-Gründerzentrum NRW 2008/2009 | 2009 „Bachelor of Arts“ | EFA Master Class RUHR | 2010 Acting-Master Class of Connie Walther | 2010-2011 Project Coordinator, One Fine Day Films Steinmann & Tykwer GBR, Participant of the Berlinale Talent Campus 2013