One for the Road

by Markus Goller

A deeply touching and distinctively authentic story about a young man finally facing his addiction to alcohol, set between Berlin's famous bars and sober therapy rooms. Lead actor Frederick Lau ( Victoria ) delivers an outstanding performance.

Although in self-denial about his drinking problem, Mark seems to have easily mastered life between his demanding job as a construction manager and rambunctious forays into Berlin‘s nightlife. That is, until he is stopped by the police one night, loses his license until he has passed a medical-psychological examination. Mark bets his best friend Nadim that he won‘t drink any alcohol until he gets his driving license back, but he hasn‘t reckoned with meeting “partner in crime“ Helena during the examination. At first Mark is confident of victory, but soon disillusionment follows in the truest sense of the word. Does Mark have to admit to himself that he has a more serious problem than he thought?

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 115 minutes
Original title
One for the Road
directed by
Markus Goller
screenplay by
Oliver Ziegenbalg
produced by
Sunny Side Up Film in co-production with Pictures In A Frame, Sevenpictures Film and Deutsche Columbia Pictures.
  • Frederick Lau (VICTORIA)
  • Nora Tschirner (RABBIT WITHOUT EARS)
  • Burak Yigit (VICTORIA, MUSTANG)
  • Friederike Becht (LABYRINTH OF LIES, THE READER)