are six billion people in the world and as many ways of surviving
in life. This is one of them. The Leaning Tower is a film
about how it feels to live from day to day without knowing
what is true and what is not.
is a kind man who suffers from a life-curtailing personality
disorder. His biggest dream is to see the Leaning Tower one
day but he fears that he won’t see it before it crumbles.
Johannes is building a leaning tower from wooden discs in
the park of a mental hospital when a little girl who is playing
in the park becomes acquainted with him. She also starts to
dream of seeing the Leaning tower. The grandmother of the
girl, a former ballerina who once toured Europe’s opera
stages, promises to take her granddaughter to see the leaning
tower in Italy because she also wants to see the scenes of
her early life’s dreams, in search of her past. The
mother of the little girl, who also is the mental nurse for
Johannes, goes after the threesome when she can’t reach
them and they don’t come home with the plane they should.
Here starts an incredible story in the heart of Europe.
the journey Johannes meets a young couple who have been refugees
all their lives. They have waited for asylum in various countries
without having roots or a sense of belonging. Their love for
each other is forbidden due to their different religious backgrounds.
does our time have to offer to different people - is there
a place for them? If the world is divided into two, what becomes
of those who belong to neither one? Does anyone now really
have the ability to listen to others?
ageing woman is looking for a world that doesn’t exist
anymore A young girl is looking for a world that doesn’t
exist yet. A man is looking for a world that never existed
and will never exist for his kind. But is there still room
for miracles in this world?
Leaning is in the eye of the beholder. Who would have cared
about it had it always been upright? It will never become
upright but it won’t crumble either. It will remain
standing, maybe tilting a little, but still standing.