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Woman and a Half - Hildegard Knef, A

Woman and a Half - Hildegard Knef, A

Hildegard Knef - legendary German film diva. An actress whose personality is as complex as the characters she has played. She is by turns irritable, impatient, charming, humorous, fascinating and enchanting. But behind the many masks is the temperamental woman, the Hildegard Knef who has weathered many of life's blows: failure in Hollywood, cancer, lost loves, the enmity of the press and, finally, the horror of ageing.
A Woman and a Half - Hildegard Knef is the portrait of a Knef who has become cynical and unpredictable in order to protect herself, but also a Knef full of warmth, humor and spirit.


Clarissa Ruge was born in 1969 and studied Political Science, Philosophy, Communication Sciences and Journalism in Munich. She writes for numerous leading German newspapers and is also the author of the non-fiction book Media Moguls, Opinion Makers, Dominators of the Market with Franz Kotteder. Her other films include: the television films Color of Truth (Die Farbe der Wahrheit, 1998), Violence, Survival (Gewalt, Ueberleben, 1999), and I Am Proud to Be German - A Scientific Approach (Ich bin stolz ein Deutscher zu sein - Annaeherung der Wissenschaft, 1999), and A Woman And A Half - Hildegard Knef (2001).
Genre Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2001
Director Clarissa Ruge
Screenplay Clarissa Ruge, Matthias Zuber
Cinematography Martin Farkas
Anna Endlich, Andreas Herzog
Till Broenner
Anette Kuhn
Cast Hildegard Knef
Producers Marieke Schroeder, Roman Kuhn, Stefan Cantz, Jan Hinter
Production Company Lounge Entertainment/Munich
Length 87 min
Format 35 mm, color, b&w
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby A
Festivals Berlin 2001, Ophuels-Festiva Saarbruecken 2002

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