Regie, Kamera, Produktion Kinofilme


by Jessica Hausner

Science-Fiction, Drama | AUT, GER, GBR | 2019 | 105 min


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


Internationales Filmfestival in Cannes 2019 Emily Beecham – Best performance by an actress