ABOVE BARBAROSSAPLATZ
Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

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Psychotherapist Greta Charmeni is in a difficult phase of her life after the suicide of her husband Rainer, who was also her partner in her medical practice. She feels guilt over Rainer's death, and important decisions lie ahead in her professional life. She isn't sure what to do with her husband's patients, especially when Stephanie Wagner comes to see her: The young woman is addicted to rough sex and lets herself be humiliated by the men she is with, only to despise herself so much afterwards that she cuts herself. Greta feels Stephanie is not ready for therapy. Then she learns of the close relationship that apparently existed between Stefanie and her husband. Greta asks her former psychology teacher and analyst Benjamin Mahler for help, who was also Rainer's supervisor...

tags: Work, Women, Sexuality, Feature film, Grief/Trauma

Cast: Bibiana Beglau, Joachim Król, Franziska Hartmann, Shenja Lacher

Credits

Screenplay: Hannah Hollinger

Director of Photography: Hubert Schick

Film Editor: Olaf Strecker

Composer: Caroline Kox, Antonio de Luca, Lucas Croon

Production Designer: Ina Timmerberg

Costume Design: Ulrike Scharfschwerdt

Sound: Matthias Fuchs

Producer: Christina Voss-Michalke

Production Company: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Director: Jan Bonny

Editor: Gebhard Henke

TV channel: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

biography

Jan Bonny was born in Düsseldorf 1979, and studied directing at Cologne Media Art Academy from 2001 to 2006. His family drama GEGENÜBER (2007) screened in Cannes, at the Berlinale and numerous other festivals. He also shoots commercials for various agencies.