About The Film
Secret affairs and history’s shifting tides shatter a Czech marriage in this erotic wartime saga in which an iconic modernist home takes center stage. Wealthy Jewish industrialist Viktor Landauer (Claes Bang) and his gentile wife Liesel (Hanna Alström) brim with optimism while building their architectural masterpiece. But as 1930s idealism evaporates under Hitler, their dream house reveals passionate, dark desires. Viktor seeks solace in a young Jewish refugee, while Liesel’s flirtation with sensual Hana (Carice Van Houten) simmers. Slipping from Nazi to Soviet possession, the omnipresent house inexorably draws the characters back together. Based on Simon Mawer’s bestselling novel and filmed on location at the stunning Villa Tugendhat.