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Aphrodite's Night (Aphrodites Nacht)

Aphrodite's Night
Scene from "Aphrodite's Night" (photo © Aschenputtel-Film/D. Marinkovic)

It’s the night of Hannah’s 30th birthday. Her girlfriends are offering her a special present for the occasion: The girls are preparing a dinner together, and then they have one hour for each of them to invite a stranger to the dinner party. But, before they leave to find the men somewhere out there in the streets, Hannah’s mother Rita shows up surprisingly from Miami, where she normally lives. She invites herself to the dinner party and decides to stay.

What begins as a funny game, slowly turns into an open conflict, which has been long overdue between mother and daughter. It is going to be a night of changes, understanding, love and forgiveness.

Carolin Otto was born in 1962 in Hamburg and studied Philosophy at the University of Munich and Directing at the Munich University of Television & Film, graduating in 1993 with the film Kisses (Kuesse). Active as a screenwriter and director, her other films include: Violet Sweets (Veilchenbonbons, 1990) which received prizes from festivals in Gera, San Francisco and Magdeburg, A Beautiful Day in Hell (In der Hoelle ein schoener Tag, 1991), I Want to Dance (Ich will tanzen, 1992), The Policewoman (Pi, Die Polizistin, TV, 1997), Horsepower (Pferdestaerken, 2000), A Miracle Please! (Ein Wunder bitte!, 2004), Kant, Sophie und der kategorische Imperativ (mini-series, 2005), Hannah Arendt - Das Maedchen aus der Fremde (mini-series, 2006), and Aphrodite\'s Night (Aphrodites Nacht, 2007).
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Carolin Otto
Screenplay Carolin Otto
Cinematography Rainer Hartmann
Chris von Luepke
Dieter Schleip, Marco Hertenstein
Carsten Lippstock
Cast Gisela Schneeberger, Karo Guthke, Anatole Taubman, Stefan Merki, Christine Adler, Titus Horst, Sabrina Khalil, Fritz Barth
Producer Carolin Otto
Production Company Aschenputtel-Film/Munich
Length 85 min
Format color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Mono
German Distributor Aschenputtel-Film/Munich

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