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Oh My Dear husband! (Mein lieber Mann)

Oh My Dear husband!

Gerlinde has suddenly stopped. And this was just when she wanted to go on holiday .. with her husband and child .. from Berlin to Denmark. That's exactly what they've done for so many years. Just like how a lot has been the same for ages - or, rather, was. For her husband and daughter have forgotten her. At a petrol station, in snow-covered North Germany. There she is standing now - and it's slowly getting dark. "If one can't go on any further, then one must simply stop", Gerlinde boldly decides - and stops, in a sleepy Baltic resort in winter. The beach is empty, the sea is calm, Gerlinde is even calmer - then she gets to know the natives. And a man. And her heart opens up, as do her eyes and ears, and anyway, life could be so wonderful. All the things one goes and forgets.. Oh, my dear husband!


Eva Maria Bahlruehs was born in Eutin/Schleswig-Holstein in 1960 and studied German and History at the Free University in Berlin from 1979-1983. She has been attending the German Film &Television Academy (dffb) since 1987 and served as an assistant director for Martin Theo Krieger (Herz ueber Kopf, 1988) and Guenter Rometsch (Die Hosoya-Methode, 1992) as well as assisting Katharina Thalbach on the staging of \"Minna von Barnhelm\" at Berlin\'s Schiller Theater in 1991. She directed two shorts Es koennte alles so schoen sein ... (1989) and Warum ich mir das Wort Fatalismus nicht merken kann (1991) before working from 1993-1994 on her graduation film Mein lieber Mann, which was awarded the Eastman Support Prize at the Hof Film Festival in October 1994.
Category Feature
Director Eva Maria Bahlruehs
Screenplay Eva Maria Bahlruehs, Martin Theo Krieger
Cinematography Hagen Bogdanski
Catherine Steghens, Karin Nowarra, Eva Maria Bahlruehs
Ingo Ludwig Frenzel
Cast Katharina Thalbach, Heinz W. Kraehkamp, Astrid Meyerfeldt, Michael Altmann, Lisa Bahlruehs, Annett Kruschke
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 80 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Optical
Festivals Hofer Filmtage 94, Saarbruecken 95, Berlin 95: German Films

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