Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Going Private

Year: 2006
Language: Swiss German, German, English
Run Time: 96 minutes

Going Private

The life of an investment banker is all about keeping up appearances, and H.P. Ammann appears to have it all: a high profile job, a swanky house on Lake Zurich, a beautiful wife named Karin, and a sexy Danish au-pair named Birthe. In Stina Werenfels's GOING PRIVATE, appearances are best when they are deceiving. No one knows that since the recent death of his partner Lollo, H.P. has been suffering severe financial losses and his marriage hasn't been faring much better. On a steamy summer afternoon, H.P. prepares for a garden party with boss Philip and his wife Sue. Planning to mix business with pleasure, H.P. is eager to pitch a "surefire" nanotechnology deal that will salvage his career. But H.P.'s enthusiasm for the evening quickly dwindles upon the arrival of an unexpected guest: Philip's hot young protégé Gutzler, cruising in late by motorcycle, poses a threat to H.P.'s career and his marriage. As the guests gulp down drinks in the setting summer sun, it's clear that H.P.'s tragic secrets won't be private for much longer. (In Swiss-German and German with English subtitles) – E.J.B.

CIFF31 Screenings

Friday, March 16, 2007 at 2:00 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Monday, March 19, 2007 at 9:45 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Petra Lüschow, Stina Werenfels

Stina Werenfels

Karin Kock, Samir

Isabel Meier

Principal Cast
Michael Neuenschwander, Susanne-Marie Wrage, Bettina Stucky, Georg Scharegg

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