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WRECKED tells the story of three completely normal days in the life of Elizabeth Kiehl: parenting, organic food and therapy are just as much a part of her everyday life as the common visits with her husband to a brothel. The young woman in her early 30s is highly neurotic, always worrying and is afraid of pretty much everything – except sex… and that’s why it is so important to her. She not only wants to be the perfect mother, but also the perfect wife and lover. Radically open, self-confident and full of ferocious humor, WRECKED is the portrait of a vulnerable young woman who tries to please everyone without losing her own sanity.

Sönke Wortmann ranks among the most respected and most successful directors in Germany. After his graduation movie DREI D (1988) was nominated for a Student Oscar®, his debut feature film MAYBE… MAYBE NOT/THE TURBULENT MAN (1994) became one of the most successful German films in the 1990. The touching post-war drama THE MIRACLE OF BERN (2003) took Audience Awards in Locarno, San Francisco and Ashland and was released in cinemas around the world. The documentary DEUTSCHLAND. EIN SOMMERMÄRCHEN on the Soccer World Cup 2006 is the most successful documentary in German cinemas to date. His other highly-acclaimed films include ALONE AMONG WOMEN (1991), LITTLE SHARKS (1992), MR. BLUESMAN (1993), THE SUPERWIFE (1996), CAMPUS (1998), ST. PAULI NIGHT (1999), THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN (2000), POPE JOAN (2009), THE WEDDING TAPE (2012), WRECKED (2014), MS. MUELLER MUST GO (2014), and HOW ABOUT ADOLF? (2018).
Genre Comedy, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Sönke Wortmann
Screenplay Oliver Berben
Cinematography Maher Maleh
Cast Lavinia Wilson, Jürgen Vogel, Juliane Köhler, Anna Stieblich, Stefan Gwisdek, Pauletta Pollmann
Producers Oliver Berben, Tom Spieß
Production Companies Constantin Film Produktion, Little Shark Entertainment/Cologne, in co-production with WDR, ARTE, Gerhard Lidl Film/Wörth
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund, German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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