Film Info: UmDeinLeben

LifeTimeShort (UmDeinLeben)

LifeTimeShort
Scene from "LifeTimeShort" (photo photo © Maria Krumwiede/danckwart & hansen film)

A film about talking as a means of survivial. Six people, who happen to be women, in search of something. Fleeing forwards. Work that is speech, and speech that is work. HB has not checked her emails, although she talks about doing so. But her worries and statements are excellent. Faria Kuehne has to go to a reception in order to ... keep talking... do deals... sell things. Emske waits. Waits for someone to call back, to knock, someone from the outside, so that she can shoot and talk and call back herself. Diamond Oil is on course for Better Home's and Gardens furniture. Ludwigsholm gets into arguments, alone in a director's booth. Esther, on the other hand, wrestles physically with men in hotels. No, it's not a hobby, and it's not a job.

Life is (as nice)... as you believe. Sing a song. Maybe it will come true some day. This call. And then don't answer it.


Gesine Danckwart develops projects for theaters and public spaces - for example, in the former East German parliament building or as a part of the \"Ping Tan Tales\" project in China and Berlin, which was funded by the German Culture Foundation. Her written works have been translated into more than fifteen languages, have appeared in various media and wond numerous prizes. A selection of her theater works includes: GirlsNightOut (1999), Ueberall in der Badewanne wo nicht Wasser ist (2000), Traummaschine (2000), Arschkarte (2000), Wummerwine (2001), Taeglich Brot (2001), Meinnicht (2002), Romeo & Julia (2004), Sollbruchstelle (2005), Und morgen steh ich auf (2006), and Mueller faehrt (2007).
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Gesine Danckwart
Screenplay Gesine Danckwart
Cinematography Kristian Leschner
Chris Wright
Millimeterton, Vicki Schmatolla, Pascal Stoffels
Matthias Klemme
Cast Anne Ratte-Polle, Maren Kroymann, Caroline Peters, Bettina Stucky, Kathi Angerer, Esther Roehrborn
Producers Eckhard Winkhaus, Britta Hansen, Gesine Danckwart
Production Company danckwart & hansen film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDFtheaterkanal/Mainz, Ziegler Film, cine plus Filmproduktion
Length 90 min
Format color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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