Poem from the film:
"I don’t believe in you but still I keep on searching. I know for sure you don’t exist but still you are in me. I dare to say I won’t find you as you do not exist. But the search keeps me alive so I’m looking for you as long as I live."
by Roland Reber from 'The truth of lie'
The Truth of Lie
a Roland Reber film - psychological drama
In an underground labyrinth, a writer (Christoph Baumann) is holding two women captive (Marina Anna Eich, Julia Jaschke). He wants to make them experience their outer limits, lead them to the “top”. He tortures them in body and soul. However, his methods are not leading to the desired result. His publisher (Antje Nikola Mönning), a shady woman, is pushing him further and further. The torments are getting more and more bizarre. Rules are put in place - just to be immediately broken. It looks like a battle against time as a stop watch continously counts down towards zero. What will happen then?
The writer says:
“Experiencing one’s outer limits is only possible once you are on the limit.
But where is the boundary and where’s the borderguard?”
Nothing is as it seems.
The new film of Roland Reber, the enfant terrible of German Cinema, is hard, merciless and true. As true as the lie allows it.
"It was never about a real dipiction of two captive women but about the metaphor of the prison we call life.“