THE CHAMBERMAID LYNN | DAS ZIMMERMADCHEN
Ingo Haeb | Germany | 2014 | 90 min | German + English & Russian Subtitles
Shy Lynn Zapatek enjoys working as a hotel chambermaid. With her strong fear of human interaction, she prefers the comforting routine of meticulous cleaning. Yet she is fascinated by other people’s private lives. She secretly starts sneaking into hotel guests’ rooms, trying on their clothes, hiding under their beds, spying on their most intimate moments.
Her daily routine is disturbed by the appearance of call-girl Chiara, an androgynous dominatrix. With her, Lynn will slowly start to come out of her isolation and begin her path to sexual and emotional awakening.
Ingo Haeb’s exquisite, quirky chamber drama leans on his perfectly paced direction, playful attention to detail, and the spot-on central performance by Vicky Krieps.