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NÖ
© Flare Film/Alexander Sass

Dina and Michael are in their early 30s. He’s a doctor, she’s an actress. At first they are happy. Then he suggests they should split up. To which she says, "Nö!" The film then follows them over the coming years as they try to navigate their way through life's pitfalls, live up to their own parents' expectations, keep their careers on track and be good parents themselves.

NÖ is a film about love, our search for and inability to live it when it is there. A film about the passing of time and that generation, now in their thirties, that has so much, tries so hard and often fails silently. It is a film about something that cinema does especially well, showing those psychological states that lie beyond the visible, but are no less real and decisive for our life's journey.


Dietrich Brüggemann was born in 1976 and studied at the “Konrad Wolf” University of Film and Television in Potsdam. His films include: the shorts HEAVY ROTATION (2001), MEHR LICHT (2003), WARUM LÄUFT HERR V. AMOK (2003), KATJA KANN FAST ALLES (2004), numerous music videos, and the features NINE TAKES (NEUN SZENEN, 2006), RENN WENN DU KANNST (2010), MOVE (3 ZIMMER/KÜCHE/BAD, 2011), STATIONS OF THE CROSS (KREUZWEG, 2014, Silver Bear Berlin), HEIL (2015), and NÖ (2019).
Genre Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Dietrich Brüggemann
Screenplay Anna Brüggemann, Dietrich Brüggemann
Cinematography Alexander Sass
Cast Anna Brüggemann, Alexander Khuon, Isolde Barth, Hanns Zischler, Nina Petri, Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Mark Waschke, Andreas Döhler, Rüdiger Vogler
Producers Martin Heisler, Gabriele Simon
Production Company Flare Film, in co-production with Rotor Film
Length 115 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Version English
With backing from BKM, German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board
German Distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution*

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