Synopsis by Mark Deming
A man scarred by tragedy finds that it refuses to leave him, even after he falls in love, in this drama. Paul (Oliver Mommsen) is a sensitive young man from a small town in Germany who was forced to witness the death of his best friend when they were both assigned to peace-keeping duties in Kosovo during a stretch in the Army. Trying to adjust to civilian life, Paul moves to Berlin, where he works for a surveillance firm and, in his spare time, plays the organ at a church. Paul gets to know his pretty but shy next-door neighbor Nele (Laura Tonke), and before long the two loners have fallen in love. Their life together is thrown into disarray when Paul is found to have contracted leukemia; preferring Nele's company to a stay in the hospital, he decides to abandon his treatment and instead joins her for a final vacation in Paris. Junimond was screened as part of the German Cinema series at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival.
grief, leukemia, vacation