Trapped in the world of the “young creative class” in Berlin, where life is your career, love is sexual convenience, and happiness measured by degrees of cynical detachment, Marianne (Loretta Pflaum), a thirty-something photographer, begins to look at things anew after discovering that she is pregnant. Then things go haywire when a model dies after a photo shoot. A hidden world of darkness and disorder, mistrust and lies breaks into the open. Told as a web of interlocking anecdotes, Headshots charts the course from fragile love to betrayal, from complicity to self-annihilation, and back through twists that are comical, poignant, and ridiculous in a Berlin you have never seen before.


Festivals (selection):

Viennale 2010

International Film festival Rotterdam

Tiger Awards Competition 2011

Diagonale 2011

BAFICI - Buenoas Aires, Argentina

Pesaro - Italy

Kino Otok - Slovenia

Munich - Germany

Split - Croatia

Oldenburg - Germany


Loretta Pflaum

Samuel Finzi

Vivian Bartsch

Margit Bendokat

Karlheinz Hackl

Michael Klammer

Markus Schleinzer

Pascale Schiller

Laura Tonke

Jeremy Xido

Almut Zilcher

a film by Lawrence Tooley

original music: Lorenz Dangel

sound design: Daniel Iribarren

sound engineer: Alexandre Leser

director of photography: Emre Erkmen

editor: Lawrence Tooley

featuring music by the B-Men

& Daniel Haaksman

92’ 35mm Color , Dolby 5.1, 1:1.85, 25fps,

German with English subtitles

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“...a flinty portrait of a Berlin woman’s psychic distress that gets at the empty heart of modern urban disaffection”  -artforum

“Headshots...is many different films at once, and is as diverse as the city where it is set: Berlin”


“... the Austrian co-produced debut by Lawrence Tooley is a better milieu study of Berlin than Tom Tykwer’s Three. Loretta Pflaum is impressive as a photographer in an existential crisis...”

-Die Presse