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ANGST (ALTE AFFE ANGST, DER)

ANGST
photo © Marco Meneen

A modern love story - as unusual as life itself.

Angst is the story of a sensitive film director, Robert, and his beautiful girlfriend Marie, a doctor in a children's clinic. Their different attitudes toward life lead the two to constant fights and conflicts.

When Robert finds out that his father is terminally ill, he feels guilty for not having taken more care of him. Marie tries to help, but when his father dies, Robert falls into a downward spiral of despair. He looks for solace in his work and in one-night stands with prostitutes. When Marie finds out that Robert has betrayed her, she leaves him. However, her love for Robert and her realization that to love someone also means one must be able to forgive, offer hope for a new beginning between the two.


Oskar Roehler started his career as a screenwriter for various cinema films and directed his first feature, GENTLEMAN, in 1995. His film NO PLACE TO GO (2000), a very personal and sensitively told portrait of his mother, was Roehler’s breakthrough and received the German Film Award in Gold. His other award-winning films include: ANGST (2003) which premiered in the competition at the Berlinale in 2003, AGNES AND HIS BROTHERS (2004) which screened at the Venice Film Festival, as well as his film adaptation of Michel Houellebecq’s novel ATOMISED (2006). JUD SÜSS - FILM OHNE GEWISSEN (2010) which also played in competition at the Berlinale was one of his most polarizing films. After SOURCES OF LIFE (2012) which premiered in Karlovy Vary in competition, OUTMASTERED is his latest film.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Director Oskar Roehler
Screenplay Oskar Roehler
Cinematography Hagen Bogdanski
Uli Schoen
Martin Todsharow
Birgit Kniep-Gentis
Cast Herbert Knaup, Ralf Bauer, Vadim Glowna, André M. Hennicke, Marie Bäumer, Catherine Flemming
Producers Eberhard Junkersdorf, Bernd Burgemeister, Dietmar Güntsche
Production Company Neue Bioskop Film/Munich, in co-production with TV60 Film/Munich, in cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk
Length 95 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2003 (in competition), Montreal 2003 (Cinema of Europe), Rio 2003, Warsaw 2003, Sao Paulo 2003
Awards Bavarian Film Award 2003 for Best Actress
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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