Clemens works as a masseur, Lara as a cook, but their clientele is the same: the guests of a luxury hotel. As sparks begin to fly between the two, his sensitivity clashes with her more fiery temperament—opposites attract, but harmony is nowhere in sight.
Inspired by Dogme 95, Jakob Lass filmed Love Steaks in a luxury hotel with two professional actors—including Franz Rogowski—playing alongside the establishment’s real staff. Combining improvisation with a planned narrative, this unusual love story dazzles with its raw energy and tragicomic flair.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria