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Living with Hannah (Leben mit Hannah)

Living with Hannah
Nina Hoss in “Living with Hannah” (photo © unafilm)

Life with Hannah is anything but easy. She is young and pretty, but also deeply mysterious and enigmatic. Floating between her bare apartment and gloomy photo lab, she has wrapped herself in a cocoon of Inapproachability. Neither her work colleagues nor her partner, daughter or parents can pierce Hannah's armor of rules, rituals and barriers.
As this artificial sense of security is successively infiltrated by an anonymous stranger, Hannah's life slowly but surely turns into a thriller that will blur the boundaries between real danger and her inner demons. In her quest to confront the invisible enemy, Hannah re-establishes contact with her past and her equally repressed present.


Erica von Moeller was born in Wiesbaden in 1968. After studying Fine Arts at the University of Mainz, she went on to study Film at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. A winner of numerous awards, her films include: mariemarie (short, 1999), Nora and Anna (1999), One Summer (short, 2002), Sainkho (documentary, 2002), For the Moment (short, 2004), Bittersweet Breath (2005), and Living with Hannah (Leben mit Hannah, 2006).
Genre Melodrama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Erica von Moeller
Screenplay Soenke Lars Neuwoehner
Cinematography Sophie Maintigneux
Gesa Marten
Axel Schweppe
Birgit Esser
Cast Nina Hoss, Wolfram Koch, Matthias Brandt, Marie-Lou Sellem, Isabel Bongard, Milan Peschel
Producer Titus Kreyenberg
Production Company unafilm, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, ARTE
Length 85 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Hof 2006, Cinéma Tout Ecran Geneva 2006, Miami 2007, Shanghai 2007
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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