Single mother Alice works for a futuristic company specialised in developing new plant species. One day Alice creates a plant, she lovingly calls 'Little Joe', after her son. Little joe is not just an ordinary plant: it has therapeutic qualities. Everyone who picks up on the plant's scent is instantly happier; but only as long as the plant is daily cared for and fed proficiently. But soon the blessed plant starts to show its cursed side. Those have come in contact with Little Joe, start outing weird behaviour, losing themselves and become infatuated with the plant.
Creditsdirector: Jessica Hausner
producer: Philippe Bober, Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner, Bruno Wagner, Bertrand Faivre, Gerardine O'Flynn
screenplay: Géraldine Bajard, Jessica Hausner
Editor: Karina Ressler
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
sound: Erik Mischijew, Matz Müller
production company: Coop99 Filmproduktion
More infodialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: Austria - United Kingdom - Germany
JESSICA HAUSNER (1972): Flora (1995, Short), Inter-View (1999), Lovely Rita (2001), Hotel (2004), Toast (2006), Lourdes (2009), Amour fou (2014), Little Joe (2019).
Technical Specsformat: DCP