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Super-Wife, The (Superweib, Das)

Super-Wife, The

A successful husband alone does not make a happy marriage. A wise saying which says it all as far as the former actress Franziska Herr-Gross is concerned. Her husband TV director Will Gross specialises in shooting melodramas in the Caribbean where he is safe to flirt with the main actresses while Franziska stays at home alone with Franz and Willi and battles her way through the mountains of diapers and the jungle of children's sicknesses. When Franziska is supposed to buy a house for tax reasons on behalf of her husband who is still in foreign climes, she seeks advice from a "hobby estate agent" who was warmly recommended to her. He thinks, though, that he is being consulted in his main professional capacity: as a divorce lawyer. And Enno Winkel has promptly initiated her divorce before Franziska has time to say anything. After recovering from the initial shock, Franziska begins to like this idea and follows the request of her lawyer to write down the story of her marriage. Without Franziska's knowledge Enno gives the manuscript to his mother who, in turn, sends it to a publishing house ...


Sönke Wortmann ranks among the most respected and most successful directors in Germany. After his graduation movie DREI D (1988) was nominated for a Student Oscar®, his debut feature film MAYBE… MAYBE NOT/THE TURBULENT MAN (1994) became one of the most successful German films in the 1990. The touching post-war drama THE MIRACLE OF BERN (2003) took Audience Awards in Locarno, San Francisco and Ashland and was released in cinemas around the world. The documentary DEUTSCHLAND. EIN SOMMERMÄRCHEN on the Soccer World Cup 2006 is the most successful documentary in German cinemas to date. His other highly-acclaimed films include ALONE AMONG WOMEN (1991), LITTLE SHARKS (1992), MR. BLUESMAN (1993), THE SUPERWIFE (1996), CAMPUS (1998), ST. PAULI NIGHT (1999), THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN (2000), POPE JOAN (2009), THE WEDDING TAPE (2012), WRECKED (2014), MS. MUELLER MUST GO (2014), and HOW ABOUT ADOLF? (2018).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Director Sönke Wortmann
Screenplay Gundula Leni Ohngemach
Cinematography Tom Fährmann
Ueli Christen
Stoppok
Cast Thomas Heinze, Til Schweiger, Joachim Król, Veronica Ferres, Liselotte Pulver
Producers Bernd Eichinger, Martin Moszkowicz
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BMI
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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