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Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe’ but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests.


Emily Beecham

Ben Whishaw

Kerry Fox

Kit Connor

Jessie-Mae Alonzo

David Wilmont

Phénix Brossard



Director Jessica  Hausner
Written by Jessica Hausner, Geraldine Bajard
Director Of Photography Martin Gschlacht
Edited by Karina Ressler
Costume Designer Tanja Hausner
Production Designer Katharina Wöppermann
Make-Up and Hair Designer Heiko Schmidt
Sound Engineer Malcom Cromie
Sound Designer Erik Mischijew, Matz Müller
Re-Recording Mixer Tobias Fleig
Producers Bruno Wagner, Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner, Bertrand Faivre, Gerardine O'Flynn, Philippe Bober
Executive Producers Heinrich Mis, Rose Garnett, Mary Burke, Vincent Gadelle, Marina Perales Marhuenda, Michel Merkt


International Filmfestival Cannes 2019 Emily Beecham - Best performance by an actress


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Jessica Hausner

born 1972 in Vienna, Austria
auteur and producer

+ 1994 Jessica Hausner graduated from the Vienna Film Academy (direction).
+ 1999 she cofounded coop99 filmproduction together with Barbara Albert, Martin Gschlacht and Antonin Svoboda

Little Joe (2019)
Amour Fou (2014)
Lourdes (2009)
Toast (2006) - short
Hotel (2004)
Lovely Rita (2001)
Inter-View (1999) - short
Flora (1996) - short

SCIENCE-FICTION, DRAMA | AUT, GBR, GER | 2019 | 105minvon / by Jessica Hausner

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