What if you meet the love of your life and know you have little time? 18-year-old Jessica is young, loves life and has prospects for a promising future when one day she falls head over heels in love with Danny. He is handsome, charming and self-confident, but behind the perfect facade lies a dark secret. And soon Jessica has to realize that the future she has dreamed of won't exist like this. But one thing is clear for her: she believes in this love and in Danny. And she will fight for him and this love. Because in the end it does not matter how long you have loved, but how deep.

In THE HORIZONT SO NAH, director Tim Trachte tells the true story of the novelist Jessica Koch, whose first novel 2016 had a sensational success story in a very short time. Ariane Schröder (Hin und Weg) adapted the novel into a sensitive script full of emotional depth. In the leading roles are the Berlinale 2018 European Shooting Star Luna Wedler ("Das Schönste Mädchen der Welt") and Jannik Schümann ("Die Mitte der Welt", "Charité") who play alongside Luise Befort ("Club der roten Bänder - Wie alles begann"), Victoria Mayer ("Hin und Weg"), Stephan Kampwirth ("Dark"), Denis Moschitto ("Aus dem Nichts") and Frederick Lau ("Victoria").

DEM HORIZONT SO NAH is the first collaboration of PANTALEON Films (Kristina Löbbert and Dan Maag) in co-production with STUDIOCANAL Film (Isabel Hund and Kalle Friz) and SevenPictures Film (Verena Schilling and Dr. Stefan Gärtner), supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern and the Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA). The shooting took place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Munich and Portugal. STUDIOCANAL is responsible for world sales.

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Production and launch publicity (print & broadcast)
Tim Trachte
Jannik Schümann, Luna Wedler, Luise Befort, Denis Moschitto, Frederick Lau, Stephan Kampwirth, Victoria Mayer u.v.a.
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September to November 2018
Nordrhein-Westfalen, München und Portugal
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