Letter To My Life
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

Toni calls herself a global citizen, and proudly so. When she's not jetting around the world attending international conferences, the young and successful academic splits her time between her university, where she's a professor of oceanography, her partner Maria's home, and her own hometown, where her completely overwhelmed father is taking care of her dying mother. Toni's fast-paced life catches up with her, eventually landing her in a psychiatric ward where she demands that her doctor come up with a quick cure. But her obsession with efficiency isn't getting her anywhere… Like all new patients she's assigned a 'buddy patient', a woman named Steffi. Toni, of course, can’t stand Steffi, and the doctors – especially the head physician whose cheerful demeanor she abhors – are also rubbing her the wrong way. In other words Toni blames everyone else instead of dealing with her own issues. Tough as it may be, Toni has to find a way to put the pieces of her life back together...

Photos © Bavaria Fernsehproduktion/ZDF/Conny Klein

tags: Relationship, Women, Society, Portrait, Feature film

Cast: Marie Bäumer, Christina Hecke, Hanns Zischler, Annette Paulmann, Petra Morzé


Screenplay: Laila Stieler

Original Material: Miriam Meckel

Director of Photography: Wojciech Szepel, David Slama

Film Editor: Benjamin Hembus

Composer: Ina Siefert, Nellis du Biel

Production Designer: Knut Loewe

Costume Design: Heike Hütt

Sound: Michael Eiler

Producer: Anna Oeller

Production Company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion GmbH

Director: Urs Egger

Editor: Günther van Endert (ZDF)

TV channel: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)