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Love Comes Lately

Love Comes Lately
Otto Tausig in "Love Comes Lately" (photo © zero fiction)

Though approaching his eighties, Max Kohn shows no signs of slowing down. He pursues his love life – both real and imagined – with youthful vigor, thereby risking his relationship to Reisel, the woman he loves but neglects.

Inspired by three short stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, the film is a tribute to his body of work, to the actor Otto Tausig and to the power of love. In three attempts, the main character tries to influence and vary his fate, but ultimately reality breaks into the world of his dreams and his writing. Does it really?

Love Comes Lately is a film about real and imagined longings, the never ending dream of love and the power of fiction.


Jan Schütte was born in 1957 in Mannheim. He studied Literature, Philosophy and Art History and began making films in 1982. His award-winning films include: UGGE BAERTLE - BILDHAUER (1982), DA IST NIRGENDS NICHTS GEWESEN AUSSER HIER (1983), EIGENTLICH WOLLTE ICH JA NACH AMERIKA (1984), DRAGON CHOW (DRACHENFUTTER, 1987), VERLOREN IN AMERIKA (1988), WINCKELMANNS REISEN (1990), NACH PATAGONIEN (1991), BYE-BYE AMERICA (AUF WIEDERSEHEN AMERIKA, 1994), EINE REISE IN DAS INNERE VON WIEN (1995), FAT WORLD (FETTE WELT, 1998), THE FAREWELL (ABSCHIED, 2000), OLD LOVE (SPAETE LIEBE, 2001), SUPERTEX (2003), AND LOVE COMES LATELY (2007).
Genre Literature, Drama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Jan Schütte
Screenplay Jan Schütte
Cinematography Chris Squires, Edward Klosinski
Renate Merck, Katja Dringenberg
Henning Lohner
Amanda Ford
Cast Elisabeth Pena, Caroline Aaron, Olivia Thirlby, Brian Doyle-Murray, Barbara Hershey, Rhea Perlman, Otto Tausig, Tovah Feldshuh
Producers Kai Kuennemann, Martin Hagemann
Production Companies zero fiction film/Berlin, zero west filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with Dor Film, New Moon Productions/New York, in cooperation with Pictorion DAS WERK/Duesseldorf, WDR, ARTE
Length 86 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Dolby
Festivals Toronto 2007 (Special Presentation), Sundance 2008, Shanghai 2008, Warsaw 2008, Rio 2008
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, Oesterreichisches Filminstitut

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