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Am I Beautiful? (Bin ich schoen?)

Am I Beautiful?

Am I Beautiful? is about the dream of one's ability to be someone else. The film is a kind of a round, tells of people who want to make a change, come together and lose sight of each other again, in Germany as well as under the Spanish sun, tells of longings, disappointments and joy. Stories of the quest for happiness: Franziska who marries the wrong man in order to put an end forever to her great, but troubled love for Klaus; Klaus who mourns his love Franziska and wanders through Spain until he finally meets up with Linda; Herbert, who has an affair with Jessica who silently slashes her wrists in the bathtub in his house; Unna, Herbert's wife, who finds her old flame David again, who has lost all power of memory following a stroke...

During the procession of the Semana Santa in Seville, a desperate Herbert asks his wife for them to be able to grow old together. In the crowds of people following the procession - Linda and Klaus, who have come together and are now at the beginning of a life together.
Genre Comedy, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Doris Dörrie
Screenplay Doris Dörrie, Rolf Basedow, Ruth Stadler
Cinematography Theo Birkens
Inez Regnier
Cast Franka Potente, Iris Berben, Steffen Wink, Anica Dobra, Oliver Nägele, Gottfried John, Senta Berger, Joachim Król, Otto Sander, Heike Makatsch, Maria Schrader
Producers Bernd Eichinger, Martin Moszkowicz
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion
Runtime 120 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions English, Italian, French
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Venice 1998 (out of competition), Toronto 1998, Mill Valley 1998, Berlin 1999 (German Films), Kolkata 2003
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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