For most of us, there might be more romantic places than a little second-hand record shop. In » Press Play And Love Again «, however, art student Laura ( Clara Rugaard ) finds her soul mate right there: Harrison ( Lewis Pullman ). The newly in love couple is spending the happiest weeks of their lives together.
Harrison documents their blossoming relationship with a mixtape: whenever the two have had a particularly nice day on the Hawaiian beach or at an indie pop concert, he adds another track to it. But before he can complete the cassette, the young man is killed in a traffic accident.
For a long time, the desperate Laura couldn’t bring herself to listen to the tape again. When she finally does, years later, something incredible happens: for the duration of the first song, she travels back in time to the moment she and Harrison once heard the song together. At the end of the song, she finds herself just as suddenly back in the present.
Laura is completely confused and tries track 2 again. She faces her lover again for a few minutes. It occurs to her that maybe this way she could change the past and save Harrison. However, she doesn’t have many more opportunities to do so, because the tape cannot be rewound…
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«Press Play And Love Again» will be released in German cinemas nationwide on June 16, 2022.
Rising young stars
Greg Björkman has previously worked as an assistant editor and special effects supervisor on films such as Fate is a Wicked Betrayer and Love Stories. For the leading roles in his directorial and screenwriting debut, he was able to cast two of the most promising young stars of the moment: Clara Rugaard and Lewis Pullman.
Copenhagen native Clara Rugaard broke through with her role in the critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller I Am Mother, opposite Oscar winner Hilary Swank. She previously starred in Teen Spirit and the award-winning Good Favor. As a voice actress, she lent her voice to the title character of the Disney animation hit «Vaiana» in the Danish version. Since the end of May 2022, Rugaard has been the protagonist in the British thriller series «The Rising» on Sky Ticket .
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Rugaard’s scene partner is played by Lewis Pullman , the offspring of «Lost Highway» and «Independence Day» star Bill Pullman . The Californian first attracted attention on a larger scale in the horror film The Strangers and as a member of the cast of Bad Times At The El Royale. In addition to Press Play And Love Again, he can also be seen in Top Gun 2: Maverick and the Stephen King film adaptation Salem’s Lot. Pullman is currently playing Josh Brolin’s son in the mystery series Outer Range on Amazon Prime Video .
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Alongside Pullman and Rugaard, Press Play And Love Again also featured Lyrica Okano (Marvel’s Runaways), Matt Walsh from Veep, Christina Chang (The Good Doctor) and Hollywood veteran Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon 1 – 4”) in front of the camera.
You can read how much we liked «Press Play And Love Again» in the review, in which we awarded 3.5 stars out of 5:
The official FILMSTARTS review of «Press Play And Love Again»
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