127 min
Dir. Julian Radlmaier

1928: Soviet worker Lyovushka is cast to play the Bolshevik revolutionary Leo Trotsky in a film by Sergei Eisenstein. Unfortunately, his dreams of a movie career in Moscow are shattered when the real Trotsky falls out of favor with Stalin and all his scenes have to be cut from the film. Lyovushka want to try his luck in Hollywood and flees the country, but gets stuck halfway at a fashionable German seaside resort – disguised as a wealthy aristocrat, but without a dime in his pocket. During a stroll on the beach, he meets the eccentric young factory owner Octavia Flambow-Jansen, on vacation with her awkward servant Jakob. A summer romance is in the offing. Too bad there are vampires terrorizing the area...

*Berlinale Berlin International Film Festival 2021 Section Encounters
*International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021 Section Harbour
*Moscow International Film Festival 2021 Main Competition
*São Paulo International Film Festival 2021
*CPH Pix 2021 Copenhagen
*Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo 2021
*Viennale Vienna International Film Festival 2021
*New Horizons International Film Festival Wroclaw 2021
*Riga International Film Festival 2021
*Hamburg Film Festival 2021

***Moscow IFF 2021 Special Jury Award