Film - Homage | Doris Dörrie Filmfest 2022


Directed by Doris Dörrie


Director: Doris Dörrie
Section: Homage | Doris Dörrie
Country: Germany
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Senta Berger, Gottfried John, Iris Berben, Oliver Nägele, Suzanne von Borsody, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Franka Potente


With a star-studded cast, Doris Dörrie tells of the search for a better life and lost happiness in absurdly funny episodes.

Linda pretends to be a deaf-mute as she hitchhikes across Spain. Klaus desperately tries to win back his ex-girlfriend Franziska. In Munich, Rita wants to get sex with her husband over with quickly so she can get to the store before it closes and buy the red cashmere sweater she’s been starving herself to fit into. Herbert attempts to remove the traces of his mistress’s suicide attempt. And in a traffic jam on the highway, Franziska’s sister argues with her husband, who refuses to admit he had an affair while on vacation.

Meet the director


Doris Dörrie

Doris Dörrie is one of the world’s most versatile and successful filmmakers. She has been writing and directing popular feature films for more than thirty years. MEN… (1985), ME AND HIM (1988), NOBODY LOVES ME (1994), AM I BEAUTIFUL? (1998), and NAKED (2002) were not only hits at the box office; they also received numerous awards. In 1983, Dörrie directed her first feature film, STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART (1983), which was screened at film festivals in Venice and Tokyo. It was then that her love affair with Japan began. Her Zen comedy ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED (1999), shot in Japan, was released in 2000. Dörrie returned to the country in 2005 to make the feature film THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE. Her 2008 drama CHERRY BLOSSOMS, starring Elmar Wepper and Hannelore Elsner, is set in Tokyo and at the foot of Mount Fuji. In 2016, Dörrie shot the feature film GREETINGS FROM FUKUSHIMA in the radioactive landscape on the Pacific coast. Since 1997, she has been a professor of creative writing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Her work to date includes more than 30 feature films and documentaries for cinema and television, as well as some 30 books and opera productions.


Screenplay: Doris Dörrie, Rolf Basedow, Ruth Stadler
Original Material: Doris Dörrie
Director of Photography: Theo Bierkens
Film Editor: Inez Regnier
Composer: Roman Bunka
Production Designer: Claus Kottmann
Costume Design: Yoshi’o Yabara
Sound: Wolfgang Wirtz
Make-up artist: Evelyn Döhring, Gerhard Nemetz
Casting director: An Dorthe Braker
Producer: Bernd Eichinger, Martin Moskowicz
Production Company: Constantin Film Produktion GmbH
Executive producer: Norbert Preuss
Co-Production Company: Fanes Film Produktion GmbH
Distributor: Constantin Film Verleih GmbH