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Kiss Me! (Kuess mich!)

Kiss Me!

Paula turns down a job promising a good career because she wants to marry her boyfriend Michael. He can give Paula what she is looking for: "trust and security". Everything is going along nicely if it wasn't for Paula's thing about stealing fountain pens. Visiting Michael's antiques shop, she pockets a pen provocatively and in the knowledge that she is being watched. The anonymity of the big city gives her the certainty of being seen but not recognised. But this time things are different. Fabian, the person who has been robbed, comes into Paula's life - Michael introduces him as an old schoolfriend who recognises Paula as the woman with his pen. He takes her to task but does not betray her secret - her quirk fascinates him. He can't stop think-ing about her. Paula also feels herself attracted to him, but sees that Fabian is threatening her plan with Michael. She resists the temptation, but suddenly gets caught up in a whirl - she goes stealing with Fabian in the department store, she is out all night with him. Paula wants to distance herself from Fabian, but constantly breaks her resolve. Michael and Fabian are wooing the same woman. But Paula takes a completely different path.


Maris Pfeiffer was born in Dueren in 1962 and studied at the Academy for Television & Film (HFF/M) in Munich. She received prizes at the short film festivals in Cracow and Berlin in 1988 for her directorial debut Nachts (1988) and has since made Kinderkram (short, 1990), Kamera: Juergen Juerges, BVK (documentary short, 1990), Krieg den Arsch hoch (environmental ad, co-directed with Imogen Kimmel, 1990), and Ein Ort, Ein Selbstmord (documentary short, 1993), which was part of the omnibus film Neues Deutschland. Kuess mich! (1996) was her first full-length feature film. After that, she made Freunde wie wir (TV, 1996), Die Liebesdienerin (TV, 1999), and Lieb mich! (TV, 2000).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1996
Director Maris Pfeiffer
Screenplay Maris Pfeiffer
Cinematography Sophie Maintigneux
Nina Ergang
Joe Mubare
Cast Katja Riemann, Tobias Langhoff, Caroline Redl, Detlev Buck
Producers Maris Pfeiffer, Mark Glaeser
Production Companies Roxy Film/Munich, WDR, MDR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Spiel+Film Produktion, Munich
Length 86 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from Bayerische Film- und Fernsehfoerderung

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