Lifeguard Karl cannot and will not come to terms with the fact that his beloved open-air swimming pool, where he has been responsible for public order for 30 years, is to be demolished. Meanwhile, trainee Sali really just wants to go to Canada, but when he meets professional swimmer Lisa, he begins to question his plan. Should he stay, help Karl and save Lisa‘s refuge? Karl also seems to have more than just a love for the chlorine paradise…

LIFEGUARD OFF DUTY is the latest film by the successful German director Marcus H. Rosenmüller
(THE KEEPER) and is a laconic hymn to life, community and ultimately love. Starring Milan Peschel (THE CAPTAIN) and Johanna Wokalek (THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX).

  • Director

    Marcus H. Rosenmüller

  • Version

    German (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Robert Marciniak, Julia Rappold, Marcus H. Rosenmüller
    (Lieblingsfilm GmbH)

  • Cast

    Milan Peschl, Dimitri Abold, Johanna Wokalek, Sarah Mahita, Sebastian Bezzel, Rick Kavanian, Gisela Schneeberger, Thomas Mraz, Sebastian Gerold, Frederic Linkemann, Daniel Holzberg

  • Genre


  • Running Time

    110 min.

  • Release

    September 9, 2021

  • Festivals

    Festival International du Film de Comédie de Liège (Belgium) | Online Festival Arthouse Traffic (Ukraine) | Filmweek Rom | "Bavaria Film Week“ at the Jerusalem Cinematheque (Tel Aviv) | German Film Week in Mexico

  • Year


  • Status


  • Distribution Support

    Qualifies for German Films Distribution Support

credits not contractual