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Map of the Heart, A (Felsen, Der)

Map of the Heart, A
Antonio Wannek, Karoline Eichhorn (photo © Bavaria Film International)

Things could hardly turn out worse for Katrin. In Corsica, her boss and lover of many years tells her that his wife is pregnant. In one abrupt instant, all hopes for a life together are dashed. Her plans for her future unraveled, her heart broken, Katrin breaks up with him. But all her attempts to start a new life simply toss her deeper into a maelstrom of aimlessness and pain.

She then happens to meet Malte, an adventure-hungry young man who lives on the edge and strictly for the moment. He overwhelms her with the honesty and clarity of his feelings - and suddenly, from one minute to the next, her life becomes a dangerous tightrope walk.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Dominik Graf
Screenplay Markus Busch, Dominik Graf
Cinematography Benedict Neuenfels
Hana Muellner
Dominik Graf, Dieter Schleip
Claus-Juergen Pfeiffer
Cast Sebastian Urzendowsky, Ralph Herforth, Antonio Wannek, Karoline Eichhorn, Peter Lohmeyer
Producer Gloria Burkert
Production Company MTM Medien & Television/Munich, in co-production with Bavaria Film, Starhaus Filmproduktion/Munich, in association with ZDF
Runtime 116 min
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2002 (in competition), Warsaw 2002 (German Panorama), Havana 2002, St. Petersburg 2002, Umea 2002, Haifa 2002, AFI Los Angeles 2002, Ourense 2002, Fantasporto 2003, Edinburgh 2014
Awards German Film Award 2002 for Best Editing, Bavarian Film Award 2002 for Best Actress & Producer, Best Actress Award Ourense 2002, German Film Critics' Award 2003 for Best Editing & Best Film Score
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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