I Was at Home, But...

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I Was at Home, But... tells the story of Astrid (Maren Eggert), a forty-something mother of two, struggling to regain her balance in the wake of her husband's death. Her adolescent son Phillip (Jakob Lassalle) disappeared for a week and now that he has returned, he faces disciplinary action at school and his toe requires amputation. As new questions confront Astrid from every angle, even simple activities like buying a bicycle or engaging with a work of art, are fraught with unexpected challenges.


  • Thorbjörn Björnsson
  • Esther Buss
  • Martin Clausen
  • Lucas Confurius
  • Maren Eggert
  • Marcel Kohler
  • Dane Komljen
  • Jelena Kuljic
  • Jakob Lassalle
  • Wolfgang Michael

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Sep 16, 2019

Angela Schanalec’s film configures itself most potently in hindsight as a punch to the gut.

Metacritic review by Carson Lund
Carson Lund
Slant Magazine
Feb 14, 2019

It's an uncompromising, sophisticated, multi-layered work of art which demands to be met at least halfway.

Metacritic review by Neil Young
Neil Young
The Hollywood Reporter
Feb 14, 2019

What’s both intriguing and enraging about the film is the fact that it so defiantly rejects the language of cinematic storytelling; this is a film which is intended to upend audience expectations.

Wendy Ide
Screen Daily