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Woman Who Doubted Dr. Fabian, The (Frau, die an Dr. Fabian zweifelte, Die)

Woman Who Doubted Dr. Fabian, The
Dieter Pfaff, Robert Glatzleder (photo © Lichtblick Film)

Summer in Dortmund. Paul has been a first-semester medical student for a number of years now. His job as a casual dealer for Ingo and his younger half-brother Super is getting too hot for him. The two brothers then make him a lucrative offer: a consignment of synthetic drugs has to be taken to Brussels. Paul is forced to accept the assignment - and also secretly samples a bit, which lands him directly in the hospital.

When he wakes up the next day, the night nurse has already notified his father, Willi. He thinks it must be heroine and goes wild. Willi decides to take his son back home to the family farm. To prove he's up to scratch, the son has to learn a love story novel by heart. Not until the can recite the story word for word will Willi let him go.


Andreas Rogenhagen was born in 1965 in Pirmasens. He studied Photo Journalism and Film from 1989-1994 in Dortmund and attended the Screenplay Writers' College in Cologne from 1996-1997. His films include: HUMANITY CAN'T BE BETTERED (DIE MENSCHHEIT IST NICHT ZU ÜBERBIETEN, short, 1991), ALTHOUGH I HATE HIM, IT MAKES ME HAPPY TO SEE HIM LAUGH (OBWOHL ICH IHN HASSE, MACHT ES MICH FROH WENN ER LACHT, short, 1991), JAMES SYSTEM TAKES A HOLIDAY (JAMES SYSTEM MACHT URLAUB, short, 1991), THE FINAL KICK (1994) winner of the Adolf Grimme Award in 1995, TASMANIAC (1996), THE END OF THE WAR (DAS ENDE DES KRIEGES, short, 1999), THE WOMAN WHO DOUTED DR. FABIAN (DIE FRAU, DIE AN DR. FABIAN ZWEIFELTE, 2002), and ALIVE AND TICKING (EIN TICK ANDERS, 2011), among others.
Genre Comedy, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Andreas Rogenhagen
Screenplay Andreas Rogenhagen
Cinematography Andreas Hofer
Guido Krajewski
Ingo Kuys
Peter Menne
Cast Robert Glatzleder, Dieter Pfaff, Lilia Lehner, Alexander Strobele, Steffen Schult, Traute Hoess
Producer Joachim Ortmanns
Production Company Lichtblick Film
Length 90 min
Format Super 16, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2002 (in competition)
Awards Max-Ophuels Award 2002
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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