Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

Based on the novel by A.L. Kennedy: Helen Brindel is trapped in a violent marriage and the prison of her faith when she falls in love with a scholar, Professor Eduard Gluck. But he’s a secret porn addict. Slowly, carefully, two very different individuals get to know each other.

tags: Relationship, Religion, Sexuality, Feature film

Cast: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Tukur, Johannes Krisch


Screenplay: Sven Taddicken, Stefanie Veith, Hendrik Hölzemann

Original Material: A.L. Kennedy

Director of Photography: Daniela Knapp

Film Editor: Andreas Wodraschke

Composer: Riad Abdel-Nabi, Wouter Verhulst

Production Designer: Juliane Friedrich

Costume Design: Ute Paffendorf

Sound: Matthias Haeb

Producer: Alexander Bickenbach, Manuel Bickenbach

Production Company: FRISBEEFILMS GmbH & Co KG

Co-Producer: Marc Gabizon, David Kehrl, Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner

Co-Production Company: cine plus Filmproduktion, Senator Film Produktion, Sky Deutschland

Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany GmbH

Director: Sven Taddicken

Editor: Christian Bauer, Claudia Simionescu, Barbara Häbe

TV channel: Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Arte


Sven Taddicken was born in Hamburg in 1974 and started studying directing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 1996. His short film COUNTING SHEEP (1999) was nominated for a Student Oscar. His feature film debut GETTING MY BROTHER LAID (2001) has a tender tale of a family with a handicapped boy. Tragicomic romance EMMA‘S BLISS (2006) won the German Cinema New Talent Award for lead actress Jördis Triebel at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, Taddicken‘s TV mystery PROFESSOR BRAAMS – THE INNOCENT MURDERER (2008).