The Space Between the Lines

by Vanessa Jopp

Based on the international bestseller translated into over 40 languages.From the producers of “Toni Erdmann”. Starring Alexander Fehling “Labyrinth of Lies”.Original soundtrack by Oscar nominee Hauschka “Lion”, “Adrift”, “Hotel Mumbai”.

Emmi would like to cancel her subscription to “Like” magazine via e-mail. But due to a typo, her messages land in Leo Leike's inbox. When Emmi repeatedly sends mails to the wrong address, Leo decides to inform her of her mistake. This marks the beginning of an extraordinary e-mail exchange, which can only be held between two strangers. Treading the fine line between complete strangeness and noncommittal intimacy, the two are soon sharing their innermost secrets and longings – until they need to face the unavoidable question: Will their feelings, sent and received virtually, survive the test of a real-life encounter? And what will happen if they do?

Genre / Language / Length
Romance / German / 122 minutes
Original title
Gut gegen Nordwind
directed by
Vanessa Jopp
produced by
Komplizen Film in co-production with Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion, Erfttal Film
  • Nora Tschirner (RABBIT WITHOUT EARS)
  • Alexander Fehling (LABYRINTH OF LIES)
  • Ulrich Thomsen (THE CELEBRATION)

Press Quotes

“This brings up almost nostalgic memories of the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan hit You've Got Mail."

"A touching, modern love story with excellent actors."

"Great against boredom! Funny and likeable romance based on the international bestseller by Daniel Glattauer. Very well acted."

“An entertaining, lovable film that will always be suitable, whether it's an evening at the cinema, at home on the couch, on a warm summer evening or on a rainy Sunday."

"The film, bathed in soft light, conveys a lightness that rubs off on the story. And so the film is neither too kitschy nor too pregnant with meaning. 4 of 5 stars"

“Beautifully romantic.”