WRITTEN Paola Calvo & Grzegorz Muskala DIRECTED Paola Calvo WITH Felix Ruckert Mara Morgen Christine Borch Jana Scherle EDIT Ginés Olivares CINEMATOGRAPHY Paola Calvo MUSIC Christian Meyer SOUNDDESIGN Daniel Engel SOUNDMIX Jan Pasemann COLORIST Moritz Peters PRODUCERS Andreas Hörl, Florian Schneider, Maren Lüthje CO-PRODUCER Paola Calvo COMISSIONING EDITOR Rolf Bergmann GENRE Documentary LENGTH 92 Min FORMAT 2K ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Englisch, German LOCATION Berlin, Germany PRODUCTION lüthje schneider hoerl CO-PRODUCER Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH (dffb)
 & Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb)
SUPPORTED Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg




Violently Happy, is a sensual and intimate experience with a group of Berliners who are looking for new ways of living, while playing with infamous sexual fantasies. This adventure takes place in a spacious, 500 m2, light-flooded living room: Schwelle 7. Here, the concept of relationships and sexual patterns are disassembled and reassembled in new forms and then messed up again… while dancing, meditating, at sex parties and in SM sessions. 


This environment originates interpersonal encounters which can not be seen or experienced elsewhere in society. The main characters of this film are people who seek and find transformation since they are constantly transforming themselves, by testing their boundaries and leaving their comfort zone.


Is the practice of violence in a controlled and friendly space an evolution in our civilization?




Winner:  Best cinematography / National Award IFF for VIOLENTLY HAPPY

Nominated: Best cinematography / Michael Ballhaus Award for VIOLENTLY HAPPY

Violently Happy by Paola Calvo
Violently Happy by Paola Calvo
Violently Happy Documentary Film by Paola Calvo