Film Info: Irren ist maennlich

Doubting Thomas (Irren ist maennlich)

Doubting Thomas

One can really envy Thomas Neumann. The highly successful lawyer is married to an enchanting woman called Bettina and has two wonderful children Leo and Gina. He spends some of his free-time with his young mistress who accepts his marriage and never speaks about divorce. The only thing she desires from him is a child, something that Thomas is not aware of. However, she fails to become pregnant despite enthusiastic exercises of wild passion. Her doctor doesn't see that there is anything biologically wrong with her. So, Susanne asks Thomas to take a fertility test. As a father of two children he calmly lets the procedure just wash over him. Consequently, the doctor's diagnosis throws him all the more off kilter. The doctor informs him that a mumps infection he had as a teenager resulted him in becoming sterile. Thomas is outraged and reminds him of his two children. The doctor smiles. "You may be the children's legal father, but you certainly aren't the biological one". For Thomas Neumann, a frantic search now begins for the real father of his children.


Sherry Hormann was born in Kingston/New York in 1960 and moved to Germany in 1966. She studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich from 1979-1983 and worked in continuity and as an assistant director for television and film until 1986. Since then, she has been active as a scriptwriter, production designer and director. Her directorial debut SILENT SHADOWS (1991) won German Film Awards for Best Film, Best Female Actress and Best Soundtrack in 1992 as well as the Bavarian Film Award for Best Newcomer Director and the Max Ophuels Award. Her other films include: FRAUEN SIND WAS WUNDERBARES (1993), DOUBTING THOMAS (IRREN IST MÄNNLICH, 1995), THE CELLIST (1996), WIDOWS (1997), PRIVATE LIES (2000), MY DAUGHTER'S TEARS (2002), BALLS (MÄNNER WIE WIR, 2004), and DESERT FLOWER (WÜSTENBLUME, 2009).
Category Feature
Director Sherry Hormann
Screenplay Kit Hopkins
Cinematography Gerald de Battista
Norbert Herzner
Peter Wolf
Cast Axel Milberg, Corinna Harfouch, Richy Müller, Dominik Graf, Herbert Knaup
Producers Kirsten Hager, Eric Moss
Production Company Hager Moss Film/Munich
Length 98 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich

World Sales
Hager Moss Film GmbH
Kirsten Hager, Eric Moss
Rambergstrasse 5
80799 Munich/Germany
phone +49-89-2 06 08 00
fax +49-89-20 60 80 10
info@hager-moss.de
http://www.hager-moss.de