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ANGST (ALTE AFFE ANGST, DER)

ANGST
photo © Marco Meneen

A modern love story - as unusual as life itself.

Angst is the story of a sensitive film director, Robert, and his beautiful girlfriend Marie, a doctor in a children's clinic. Their different attitudes toward life lead the two to constant fights and conflicts.

When Robert finds out that his father is terminally ill, he feels guilty for not having taken more care of him. Marie tries to help, but when his father dies, Robert falls into a downward spiral of despair. He looks for solace in his work and in one-night stands with prostitutes. When Marie finds out that Robert has betrayed her, she leaves him. However, her love for Robert and her realization that to love someone also means one must be able to forgive, offer hope for a new beginning between the two.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Director Oskar Roehler
Screenplay Oskar Roehler
Cinematography Hagen Bogdanski
Uli Schoen
Martin Todsharow
Birgit Kniep-Gentis
Cast Herbert Knaup, Ralf Bauer, Vadim Glowna, André M. Hennicke, Marie Bäumer, Catherine Flemming
Producers Eberhard Junkersdorf, Bernd Burgemeister, Dietmar Güntsche
Production Company Neue Bioskop Film/Munich, in co-production with TV60 Film/Munich, in cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk
Runtime 95 min
Format 35 mm, color
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2003 (in competition), Montreal 2003 (Cinema of Europe), Rio 2003, Warsaw 2003, Sao Paulo 2003
Awards Bavarian Film Award 2003 for Best Actress
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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