Based on the novel by A.L. Kennedy: Helen Brindel is trapped in a violent marriage and the prison of her faith when she falls in love with a scholar, Professor Eduard Gluck. But he’s a secret porn addict. Slowly, carefully, two very different individuals get to know each other.
- FIPRESCI Prize, Europa Cinemas Label Award - Karlovy Vary IFF
- Martina Gedeck
- Ulrich Tukur
- Johannes Krisch
- Sven Taddicken
- Stefanie Veith
- Hendrik Hölzemann
- Daniela Knapp
- Andreas Wodraschke
- Riad Abdel-Nabi
- Wouter Verhulst
- PICTURE TREE INTERNATIONAL
Taddicken absorbs the film’s revelations into a mature, thought-provoking, often very funny reflection on what it means to need and feel love.
An elegantly disquieting investigation into the interrelation of faith, violence and sexual degradation, held together by a rivetingly sure-footed performance by German star Martina Gedeck.
A powerful psychological drama.
Sven Taddicken was born in Hamburg in 1974 and started studying directing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 1996. His short film COUNTING SHEEP (1999) was nominated for a Student Oscar. His feature film debut GETTING MY BROTHER LAID (2001) has a tender tale of a family with a handicapped boy. Tragicomic romance EMMA‘S BLISS (2006) won the German Cinema New Talent Award for lead actress Jördis Triebel at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. Taddicken also directed the TV mystery PROFESSOR BRAAMS – THE INNOCENT MURDERER (2008).