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WOMAN'S LAKE (FRAUENSEE)

WOMAN'S LAKE
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WOMAN'S LAKE takes places in the magical and largely undiscovered landscapes of Brandenburg, the hinterland around Berlin which is criss-crossed by Europe’s largest network of interconnected lakes.

A glorious long weekend in the waning days of summer. The protagonist, Rosa, is a guardian of the lakes and waterways in the magical hinterland north of Berlin. Besides professional fishing, she is in charge of protecting the environment and issuing fishing licenses, therefore she is a thorn in the side of amateur anglers and tourists. Rosa’s lover Kirsten, a successful architect, lives in a lakeside bungalow, and together the couple play host to two brash and self-confident young students on a weekend break from Berlin. The four women’s intense sexual attraction is fueled by their profoundly different hopes, dreams and worldviews.


Zoltan Paul was born in Budapest. After studying Acting in Austria, he had roles in films by Michael Haneke and Reinhard Schwabenitzky, and then moved to Germany, where he was a member of several theater ensembles and took on roles in numerous television productions. He began directing in 1990, including his own play Salieri’s Mozart (1991) and the rock opera Rausch (loosely based on Goldoni’s The Liar), and has written the screenplays of several episodes of the popular TV crime series SOKO 5113. His films as a director include: GONE (2003), LIVE WIRE (2009), WOMAN’S LAKE (2012), AMOK – HANSI GEHT'S GUT (2015) and BREAKDOWN IN TOKYO (2017).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Zoltan Paul
Screenplay Zoltan Paul
Cinematography Fabian Spuck
Cast Nele Rosetz, Therese Hämer, Lea Draeger, Constanze Wächter, Thomas Thieme
Producer Clementina Hegewisch
Co-Producers Björn Koll, Peter Geyer
Production Company Next Film
Length 87 min
Format HD, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Busan 2012
With backing from German Federal Film Board

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