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Computer scientist Dr Mary Cameron is convinced that love is not a force of fate, but follows laws that can be calculated. A new algorithm she developed brings couples together on the dating portal “Cupid’s Match“. Her boss hopes to outdo the competition with the new programming. In order to make the platform more popular, a young couple is chosen in a big advertising campaign who, according to Mary’s algorithm, are a perfect match: Amanda and Zac.

They move into a dreamy cottage on the coast for a month. Should they both decide to get married, they will receive the house as a dowry for their wedding. The whole action is accompanied by Mary and social media expert Paul. He doesn’t put much stock in calculations, preferring instead to believe in the magic of falling in love, which brings people together, and immediately clashes with Mary over this. Even more so when Paul doesn’t believe that Zac and Amanda are right for each other after their first meeting. Mary lectures Paul that it is not a matter of “belief” but of fact-based “knowledge”. The computer scientist has no idea that the two “lovebirds” have not answered their questionnaires correctly and actually have only minor matches – algorithmically speaking. In the course of the story, Mary increasingly questions the infallibility of her algorithm the better she gets to know Paul: Is love, after all, entirely unpredictable?!…

Drama | 90 Min. | ZDF | 2021
Written by Martin Wilke, Jochen S. Franken
Director Karola Meeder
Camera Vladimir Subotic
Executive Producer Vanessa Lackschéwitz, Michael Smeaton
Producer Ello Bolz
Cast Maxine Kazis, Tobias Van Dieken, Tobias Schäfer, Eva Nürnberg, Julia Bremermann, René Ifrah, Alexander James Perkins et al.