STRAIGHT TO THE HEART
Film - Homage | Doris Dörrie

STRAIGHT TO THE HEART

Directed by Doris Dörrie

Info

Director: Doris Dörrie
Section: Homage | Doris Dörrie
Country: Germany
Year: 1983
PT: MITTEN INS HERZ
OT: MITTEN INS HERZ
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Beate Jensen, Josef Bierbichler, Gabriele Litty, Nuran Filiz, Joachim Höpner
18+

Logline

Doris Dörrie’s first feature-length film is a tragicomic love story starring a wonderfully laconic Josef Bierbichler.

Twenty-two-year-old Anna Blume leads a lonely and uneventful life. During the day she’s a supermarket cashier; in the evenings she sits alone in her run-down apartment and writes letters to herself. One day, a messenger delivers an anonymous invitation to meet someone at a restaurant. That person turns out to be Dr. Armin Thal, whom she’d met briefly a short time before. He offers her 2,500 marks a month to live in his house rent-free. No further obligations. Above all: no feelings and certainly no relationship. Anna accepts the offer, but it doesn’t take long for problems to arise.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • Q&A with Doris Dörrie an Beate Jensen

    Filmmuseum
  • before the film: Introduction with Doris Dörrie and Beate Jensen

    Filmmuseum

Meet the director

STRAIGHT TO THE HEART

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.

Credits

Screenplay: Doris Dörrie
Director of Photography: Michael Göbel
Film Editor: Thomas Wiegand
Composer: Paul Shigihara
Production Designer: Erika Dauer
Costume Design: Barbara Grupp
Sound: Michael Etz
Make-up artist: Brigitte Raupach
Production Company: Olga Film GmbH
Executive producer: Harald Kügler
TV channel: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)