Luz – Germany, 2018

Luz is a 2018 German supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Tilman Singer. It stars Luana Velis, Jan Bluthardt, Julia Riedler and Johannes Benecke.

Shot on Kodak 16mm, Luz also features a synth score composed by Simon Waskow.

A rainy night. A dazed and numb young cab driver, Luz, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a rundown police station.

Across town in a nightspot, Nora seductively engages police psychiatrist Dr. Rossini in a conversation. Nora is possessed by a demonic entity, longing for the woman it loves – Luz. She tells the doctor about her old schoolmate Luz’s rebellious past at a Chilean school for girls. Increasingly intoxicated by her story, Rossini turns into an easy prey in Nora’s hands, but he’s soon called away to the police station to examine Luz.

Supervised by his colleagues, the doctor puts Luz in a state of hypnosis that initiates a series of flashbacks, unfolding the events leading to her arrival. But the entity that has taken control of the doctor wants something more…

Cast and characters:

  • Johannes Benecke … Olarte
  • Jan Bluthardt … Dr. Rossini
  • Lilli Lorenz … Margarita
  • Julia Riedler … Nora Vanderkurt
  • Nadja Stübiger … Bertillon
  • Luana Velis … Luz Carrara

Filming locations:

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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