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by Christine Repond


Amidst the preparations for her 35th wedding anniversary, Meredith is surprised by the discovery that she is HIV-positive. Only her husband André could have been the carrier of the virus. Shaken, Meredith finds out that he has been unfaithful to her by visiting prostitutes. She confronts André with the diagnosis and throws him out of the house. But Meredith has always built her life around caring for her family and cannot bear being alone. Following an intense fight, she finally consents to André's return. They decide to deal with the condemnations and the illness together. Yet, the relationship remains tainted. The closer they come to their anniversary celebration, the more apparent the deep divide becomes. Brave, enraged and hopeful, Meredith senses that there can only be a future together when she can forgive André unconditionally. But can she?

original title: Vacuum
country: Switzerland
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Christine Repond
film run: 85'
screenplay: Christine Repond
cast: Barbara Auer, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Oriana Schrage
cinematography by: Aline László
film editing: Ulrike Tortora
art director: Su Erdt
costumes designer: Monika Schmid
producer: Karin Koch
production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG

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