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Scene from "Vivere" (photo © Thekla Ehling)

Three women on the run, saving each other, saving themselves.

On Christmas Eve, Francesca's little sister, Antonietta, runs away to Rotterdam with her musician boyfriend. On the way to find her, Francesca picks up Gerlinde, a suicidal lovesick woman. Now she has two lifes to save. With the paths of three lost souls criss-crossing in Rotterdam, it soon is hard to tell who is saving whom.

Angelina Maccarone was born in Cologne in 1965 and studied German and American Literature and Film at the University of Hamburg. She made her directorial debut in 1994 with the coming-out comedy KOMMT MAUSI RAUS? and followed this with EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE (ALLES WIRD GUT, 1997) winner of Audience Awards in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, AN ANGEL'S REVENGE (EIN ENGEL SCHLÄGT ZURÜCK, 1997), UNVEILED (FREMDE HAUT, 2005) winner of the Hessischer Filmpreis for Best Feature, Jury Grand Prize at the International LGBT Festival in Montreal and the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Seattle L & G Film Festival, HOUNDED (VERFOLGT, 2006) which won the Filmmakers of the Present: Golden Leopard at Locarno in 2006, VIVERE (2006), and THE LOOK (2011).
Genre Drama, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Angelina Maccarone
Screenplay Angelina Maccarone
Cinematography Judith Kaufmann
Bettina Boehler
Jakob Hansonis, Hartmut Ewert
Peter Menne
Cast Hannelore Elsner, Esther Zimmering, Kim Schnitzer, Egbert-Jan Weeber
Producer Anita Elsani
Production Company Elsani Film/Cologne, in co-production with Revolver Film/Rotterdam, Screenart/Berlin
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Tribeca 2007 (In Competition), Karlovy Vary 2007, Ghent 2007, Kolkata 2007, Palm Springs 2008, Goeteborg 2008
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Rotterdam Film Fund

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