Couch Connections (Austria, 1:15:07)
Directed by: Christoph Pehofer
Written by: Christoph Pehofer, Manuel Pammer
Cast: Christoph Pehofer
The world seems to separate people more than connecting them. A private couch shows a place of approach and strangers becoming friends. To go on a world trip sleeping mainly on strangers’ couches has absolutely nothing to do with high standard, big expectations and comfort. The only motivation is to establish contacts and socialise with people from all over the world, who are as diverse as possible, while having a place to stay. Christoph Pehofer´s hosts couldn’t have been more different from one another: from a 21-year-old student in a student dorm, to a family in which three generations take part in Couchsurfing, to a nudist in Manhattan and a transgender in Bangkok.