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Gisela

Gisela
Anne Weinknecht in "Gisela" (photo © TAG/TRAUM, Sibylle Anneck)

A triangle love story. It’s Midsummer. Somewhere in a suburb lives Gisela, a young married woman. Georg and Paul, two old friends with anarchist behavior, enjoy their slack lives. Getting the local girls in the sack never is much of a problem for them. Gisela, however, is not so easy to get, and never was: “Back then I would have done her, but now she’s just fat, old and ugly. Besides, she’s still not letting anybody have it,” says Georg. But Paul becomes Gisela’s lover. Georg is dead set against it, and gives free reign to his destructive energies.

Three people project their desires onto each other. Even though the chances for their fulfillments do not look well-situated, the development seems to offer solutions for everybody.


Isabelle Stever was born in 1963 in Munich. After studying Mathematics in Berlin and New York, she studied Directing at the German Academy of Film & Television (dffb) in Berlin. Her films include: the award-winning features PORTRAIT OF A MARRIED COUPLE (2002), GISELA (2005), BLESSED EVENTS (2010), an episode of the omnibus film GERMANY ‘09 (2009), and THE WEATHER INSIDE (2015).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Isabelle Stever
Screenplay Isabelle Stever, Anke Stelling
Cinematography James Carman
Christian Kraemer
YoYo Roehm, Jochen Arbeit
Cast Anne Weinknecht, Carlo Ljubek, Stefan Rudolf, Anna Loos
Producer Gerd Haag
Production Company TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion/Cologne, in co-production with WDR
Length 87 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Locarno 2005, Montreal New 2005, London 2005, Goteborg 2006, Berlin 2006 (German Cinema), Crossing Europe Festival Linz 2006
Awards Best Film Linz 2006
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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