THE UNHEARD WOMAN
Film - New German TV Movies Filmfest 2016

THE UNHEARD WOMAN

Directed by Hans Steinbichler

Info

Director: Hans Steinbichler
Section: New German TV Movies
Country: Germany
Year: 2016
PT: EINE UNERHÖRTE FRAU
OT: EINE UNERHÖRTE FRAU
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Rosalie Thomass, Romy Butz, Florian Karlheim, Gisela Schneeberger, Sebastian Bezzel
18+

Logline

THE UNHEARD WOMAN

Farmer’s wife and mother of three Hanni worries about her youngest, Magdalena, who’s smaller and more sensitive than her siblings. She gets stomach flu and can’t see well. The doctors prescribe nothing but panaceas, and don’t take her case seriously. While Hanni searches for a doctor who will take Magdalena’s symptoms seriously, her husband and sons feel neglected. Ultimately, Hanni will have to take on the government, and confront her childhood memories of grim courtrooms and dark halls. A family drama of forceful intensity, a courtroom thriller based on a true story.

Meet the director

THE UNHEARD WOMAN

Hans Steinbichler

Hans Steinbichler was born in Solothurn. Switzerland in 1966. He graduated from the directing department of Munich film school HFF 2003. His graduating film HIERANKL (2003) was the first of many to screen at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, most recently A LIFE FOR FOOTBALL (2014) and SILENCE IS BROKEN (2015). Steinbichler is a festival regular and has premiered nine films at Munich. He recently released his remake of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK in German theaters (2016).

Credits

Screenplay: Christian Lex, Angelika Schwarzhuber
Director of Photography: Christian Rein
Film Editor: Christian Lonk
Composer: Sebastian Pille
Production Designer: Heike Lange
Costume Design: Caroline Sattler
Sound: Eckard Kuchenbecker
Producer: Nils Dünker
Production Company: Lailaps Pictures GmbH
Co-Producer: Daniel Blum, Olaf Grunert
Co-Production Company: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Arte
Editor: Daniel Blum, Olaf Grunert
TV channel: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Arte