written and directed by Caroline Strubbe
produced by Minds Meet

coproduced by Artemis, De Productie, UJ Budapest Filmstudio, ZDF/Arte & Network Movie

with the support of VAF, Eurimages,  CCA, NFF, RFF, HFF,
Nationale Loterij van België & De Meeuw

International sales by Umedia

]Bettina and Marcus, a passionate couple, live in a canteen in the middle of a vast field with endless lines of pylons. Marcus, trying to set up his own business, works as a foreman in the maintenance of these power-lines. Bettina, bored and longing for a better life, runs the canteen for the workingmen. Their 9-years-old daughter Tessa, wanders the industrial area, looking for bits and pieces to occupy her mind, skipping school whenever she can. When Marcus hires a Hungarian engineer, Szabolcs, to become part of his company, their unconventional way of living takes a new turn. A tragic accident although will shatter everyone’s pursuit of happiness.  Lost Persons Area is a story about people lost in the meanders of life.

  • CANNES 2009 Semaine de la Critique   SACD prize best script
  • GENEVA FILM FESTIVAL CINEMA TOUT ECRANS 2009   REFLET D’OR best film
  • CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL 2010   Maverick Award Best First Feature
  • OURENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010  winner best actress for Kimke Desart
  • FESTIVAL CINEMA SALON DE PROVENCE 2011   winner Best Film Award
  • LUX PRICE 2009
  • WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL 2009 Official competition
  • ROTTERDAM IFF 2010 Bright Future selection
  • KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010
  • SEVILLA FESTIVAL DE CINE EUROPEO 2009
  • TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS 2009
  • LOST PERSONS at MoMA 2014

feature film – 35 mm – 109 min – 1:2.35 scope – dolby – color