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I Am the Other Woman (Ich bin die Andere)

Successful young engineer Robert Fabry has been leading a tranquil, well-ordered life until the day he meets the ravishing Carlotta in a hotel. Robert is instantaneously captivated by the seductive woman and spends a night of passionate lovemaking with her. When he wakes up the next morning, she is gone. All that remains is her conspicuous red dress and the money that they had agreed upon as her fee.

Still dazed by his adventure, Robert can hardly believe his eyes when he meets the very same woman again the next day at the lawyer's office. She is introduced to him as attorney Dr. Carolin Winter, who is in charge of his case. The brilliant, self-assured and elegantly dressed attorney does not seem to register Robert's allusions to the past night. He assumes this is part of her game and is fascinated by her mixture of tender innocence and provocative sensuality. He decides to break up with his girlfriend Britta and marry Carolin.

He still does not suspect that Carolin is a woman of many faces, whose dominating father Karl Winter exerts a stronger influence on her than Robert is willing to accept. And what about the role played by the unapproachable housekeeper and former mistress of Karl Winter, Miss Schaefer? Little by little, Robert discovers the abysses of a shattered family and puts his own life on the line to help Carolin.
Genre Literature, Drama, Love Story / Romance
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Margarethe von Trotta
Screenplay Peter Maerthesheimer, Pea Froehlich
Cinematography Axel Block
Corina Dietz
Chris Heyne
Doerthe Komnick
Cast Katja Riemann, August Diehl, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Barbara Auer, Karin Dor
Producer Markus Zimmer
Production Company Clasart Film/Munich
Runtime 104 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Toronto 2006 (Masters), Hamptons 2006, Miami 2007, Istanbul 2007, Miami 2010
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, HessenInvest
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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