by Bagarre Film, by Ronny Trocker, Motion Picture

Human Factors

Der menschliche Faktor
2021, 102 min.

At the advertising agency they co-own, French-German couple Nina and Jan have signed a new politically charged client, forcing them to confront their clashing priorities. To escape mounting tensions at work, they whisk their kids, Max and Emma, away to their seaside vacation home.

But what’s meant to be an idyllic off-season retreat turns sinister when a mysterious home invasion sets everything off balance. 

Though at first the aftermath brings the family closer, as they try to put the incident into perspective, their accounts of what took place begin to unravel alongside the couple’s faith in each other.


Produced by
Zischlermann filmproduktion (Germany).

Co-produced by
Bagarrefilm (Italy) and Snowglobe (Denmark), in collaboration with ZDF – Kleines Fernsehspiel.

Sabine Timoteo, Mark Waschke, Jule Hermann, Wanja Valentin Kube, Daniel Séjourné, Hannes Perkmann, Steve Driesen, Spencer Bogaert, Marthe Schneider, Marie Rose Tietjen, Hassan Akkouch, Karen Margrethe Gotfredsen, Katja Fellin, etc.

Written and directed by
Ronny Trocker,

Editor: Julia Drack,

Director of Photography: Klemens Hufnagl,
Production design: Stefan Oppenländer,
Costumes design: Ildiko Okolicsanyi,
Make-up: Malaika Katharina Boserup,
Vfx: Rudi Germann,
Music: Anders Dixen,
Sound: Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen & Jacques Pedersen,
Producer: Susanne Mann, Paul Zischler, Martin Rehbock,
Coproducer: Ronny Trocker, Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin.


Sundance Int. Competition
Berlinale Panorama
Cleveland FF
Istanbul IFF
Moscow FF
Athens FF
Golden Apricot Armenia
Riga FF
Sao Paolo FF
Sarajevo IFF
New Horizons IFF Poland
Jerusalem IFF
Auteur FF Serbia
Zagreb FF
Torino IFF
Roche-sur-Yon Film Festival
Fajr FF Iran
Al Este FF Peru
etc. …