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Scene from "Marry Me" (photo © Flying Moon)

During his holidays in Havana, Erik meets a Cuban woman named Gladis. "It was love at first sight," he says.

A year later, Gladis and her 8-year-old son board a plane, full of hope, but also with tears in their eyes, to leave the island. After their arrival in Hamburg, the three follow a path full of comical, sometimes painful, and surprising events. But the twists and turns of this path tell the story of arrival, departure, the battle of the sexes, and the confrontation of cultures.

Uli Gaulke was born in 1968. After studying Physics and Theater Arts he studied at the HFF “Konrad Wolff” in Babelsberg and made his first film HAVANNA, MI AMOR in 1999. The film screened at many festivals and won several awards, including the German Film Award for Best Documentary, among others. COMRADES IN DREAMS was screened at the Berlinale (Special) and at Sundance (World Cinema Competition), MARRY ME was chosen for the Forum at the Berlinale. SUNSET OVER MULHOLLAND DRIVE is his sixth feature.

Jeanette Eggert was born in 1967 in Gardelegen. After studying Latin American Studies in Rostock and Havana/Cuba, she studied Audiovisual Media Sciences at the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 1995, she has worked freelance as a production and director's assistant for various documentaries about Latin America, and was one of the co-founders of the Sehsuechte student film festival. In 1998, she worked on the research and organization of the Mythos Romy Schneider exhibit for the Film Museum Potsdam. In addition to assistance on various projects including Andreas Dresen's Night Shapes (Nachtgestalten, set manager), and Uli Gaulke's Havanna, Mi Amor (director's assistant and production manager), she has directed Cheerleader Stories (documentary, 2001) in co-direction with Alice Agneskirchner, and Gladis (documentary, 2002) in co-direction with Uli Gaulke.
Genre Love Story
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2003
Directors Uli Gaulke, Jeanette Eggert
Screenplay Uli Gaulke
Cinematography Axel Schneppat
Markus Schmidt
Producers Helge Albers, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Konstantin Kröning
Production Company Flying Moon Film/Potsdam-Halle, in cooperation with ZDF, ARTE
Length 105 min
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2003 (Forum), Karlovy Vary 2003 (Forum of Independents), Infinity Festival Alba 2003, Sehsuechte Potsdam 2003, Documentary Film Festival Munich 2003, Sheffield 2003, Aarhus 2003, Valladolid 2003, Havana 2003
Awards Audience Award Aarhus 2003

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