A film by Bernhard Wenger
A 2023, 90 min.
Matthias is the head of a successful Rent-A-Friend agency: If you need company, want to improve your public appearance, or even manipulate someone – just rent a friend. Matthias plays every role his clients desire – like an actor – but in real life.
While he is a professional at pretending to be someone else, being himself is the real challenge. Out of character, Matthias is unable to feel real emotions anymore. When his girlfriend Sophia leaves him, Matthias goes in search of himself unleashing a chain reaction of absurd chaos.
NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
With support of:
La Résidence de la Cinéfondation, Festival de Cannes