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INVENTION OF LOVE, THE (ERFINDUNG DER LIEBE, DIE)

INVENTION OF LOVE, THE
photo © COIN Film/Govinda Van Maele

Emily, an aspiring but unsuccessful actress sets up her boyfriend with a wealthy but terminally ill woman to get their hands on her inheritance.

The story behind the production is tragic. The young actress playing Emily, Maria Kwiatkowsky, one of Germany’s most promising young actresses and winner of the Golden Camera Award died suddenly during shooting. The production closed down, but Randl managed to finish the film in 2012 using footage from the first shoot with newly shot scenes, making a new film out of what had originally been planned.


Lola Randl was born in Munich in 1980 and studied at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) Cologne from 2001-2006. She also participated in the Munich Screenwriting Workshop in 2007. Her films include: VOM BETT AUS BEDACHT (short, 2001), BLÜHENDE SAHARA (documentary short, 2002), GEH AUS MEIN HERZ (documentary short, 2003), NACHMITTAGSPROGRAMM (short, 2004), VERENA VERONA (short, 2005), WOHLFÜHLWOCHENENDE (short, 2006), her feature debut DAYS IN BETWEEN (DIE BESUCHERIN, 2008), the series of shorts THE SUFFERING OF MR. KARPF (DIE LEIDEN DES HERRN KARPF, 2009), THE RHINO AND THE DRAGONFLY (DIE LIBELLE UND DAS NASHORN, 2012), and THE INVENTION OF LOVE (DIE ERFINDUNG DER LIEBE, 2013).
Genre Melodrama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Lola Randl
Screenplay Lola Randl, Philipp Pfeiffer
Cinematography Philipp Pfeiffer
Cast Maria Kwiatkowsky, Sunnyi Melles, Bastian Trost, Samuel Finzi, Mario Adorf, Irm Hermann, André Jung, Luc Feit, Christiane Rausch, Marie Rosa Tietjen, Sebastian Weber, Mira Partecke, Jürgen Rißmann
Producers Herbert Schwering, Christine Kiauk
Co-Producer Pol Cruchten
Production Company COIN FILM/Cologne, in co-production with Jeanne Geiben, Red Lion/Luxembourg
Length 104 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Filmfest Munich 2013, Oldenburg 2013
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, German Federal Film Fund, WDR, BR, Film Fund Luxembourg

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