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Heidi M.

Heidi M.

Heidi M. is in her late forties and has a small store in the pulsating center of Berlin. She goes out in the evenings with her friend Jacqui, but when she is unexpectedly confronted with romantic love, old wounds are opened. At first, she is hesitant to open up to a new man. But then she takes the chance to lead her life in a new direction ...

Heidi M. is an extraordinary portrait of a woman, with a mix of melodrama, social observation and road movie elements.


Michael Klier was born in Karlovy Vary and lived for many years in Paris. He studied Philosophy and History in Berlin. His first film Der Riese (1983), a documentary about video surveillance, won several international prizes. Thereafter, he developed his artistic signature with films such as the award-winning Ueberall ist es besser, wo wir nicht sind (1989) and Ostkreuz (1991), Out of America (documentary, 1994), Heidi M (2001), Ein Mann boxt sich durch (2001) from 99euro-films, Farland (2004), and Age and Beauty (Alter und Schoenheit, 2008), among others.
Genre Art, Drama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Michael Klier
Screenplay Karin Åstroem
Cinematography Sophie Maintigneux
Bettina Boehler
Robert Matt
Anina Diener
Cast Kurt Naumann, Franziska Troegner, Dominique Horwitz, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Katrin Sass, Julia Hummer
Producers Manuela Stehr, Stefan Arndt
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool, in co-production with WDR
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Montreal 2001, Gothenburg 2002
Awards German Film Award 2001 for Best Leading Actress, Best Main Actress by the Society of German Film Critics 2002
German Distributor X Verleih

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