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 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.