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Wotan Wilke Moehring, Alexandra Maria Lara (photo © baernd Fraatz)

Dreamy Paula and her husband Edgar, an insurance salesman, lead a dull middle-class life in Struvensiel, a fictitious suburb of Hamburg. Paula runs into her childhood sweetheart Max at their 10-year class reunion. In order to save him from Hamburg's underworld, she turns - to her own surprise - from a plain country bumpkin into a tough lady.

Mark Schlichter was born in 1962. Initially he studied Acting and worked as an actor in several feature film and theater productions. After working as a unit and production manager on various feature film productions he studied Directing at the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. In addition to numerous theater productions and short films, his award-winning feature films as a director include: EX (1995), DER AUSBRUCH (1997), SCHIMANSKI – MUTTERTAG (1997), DER ELEFANT IN MEINEM BETT (1999), COWGIRL (2004), TATORT – STRAHLENDE ZUKUNFT (2007), ZORN – VOM LIEBEN UND STERBEN (2015), and ALFONS JITTERBIT - COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS (2019).
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Mark Schlichter
Screenplay Martin Rauhaus
Cinematography Frank Griebe, Peter Steuger
Mona Bräuer
Klaus Wagner, Christopher Blenkinsop
Detlef Provvedi
Cast Alexandra Maria Lara, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Gottfried John, Peter Lohmeyer, Oliver Korittke, Ralf Richter, Laura Schuhrk, Robert Victor Minich
Producers Nicole Kellerhals, Mark Schlichter, Uwe Schott
Production Company Allmedia Film & Fernseh/Munich, in co-production with Cowgirl Pictures/Berlin, ZDF, ARTE
Length 83 min
Format color, 35 mm
Original Version
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor 3L Filmverleih/Dortmund

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