Film Info: Venus Talking

Venus Talking

Venus Talking
Scene from"Venus Talking"

Venus, a writer in her early forties, takes a break from her everyday family life in the country - her publisher offers her a super modern studio with a view of the Spree River in Berlin as a refuge, where she starts writing her next novel, which is supposed to become a best-seller. On one of her nightly jaunts in the big city, she meets and has an affair with Fabrizio, who makes her feel young and free again. And then there's Bernhard, a successful young entrepreneur, who also lands in her bed. But when her family catches her in the act (via a secretly installed video camera), she realizes that she is playing with the feelings of those she loves the most ...


Rudolf Thome was born in Wallau/Lahn in 1939 and studied German, Philosophy and History in Munich and Bonn. He began writing film reviews in 1962 for various newspapers and magazines. In 1964, he collaborated with Max Zihlmann and Klaus Lemke on his first short film, DIE VERSÖHNUNG. He then became managing director of the Munich Film Critics' Club in 1965 and founded his own production company, Moana-Film, in 1977. He received the 2nd place Guild Award in the category Best German Film for BERLIN CHAMISSOPLATZ in 1981, and the International Film Critics' Award in Montreal in 1989 for his film THE PHILOSOPHER. His film PARADISO (1999) won a Silver Bear at Berlin in 2000. His other films include: STELLA (1966), RED SUN (ROTE SONNE, 1969), SUPERGIRL (1971), MADE IN GERMANY AND USA (1974), LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (LIEBE AUF DEN ERSTEN BLICK, 1991), DAS GEHEIMNIS (1995), JUST MARRIED (1998), VENUS TALKING (2001), RED AND BLUE (ROT UND BLAU, 2002), WOMAN DRIVING, MAN SLEEPING (FRAU FÄHRT, MAN SCHLÄFT, 2003), YOU TOLD ME YOU LOVE ME (DU HAST GESAGT, DASS DU MICH LIEBST, 2005), SMOKE SIGNS (RAUCHZEICHEN, 2006), THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE (DAS SICHTBARE UND DAS UNSICHTBARE, 2007), PINK (2008), and THE RED ROOM (DAS ROTE ZIMMER, 2010).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Rudolf Thome
Screenplay Rudolf Thome
Cinematography Carsten Thiele
Wolfgang Boehmer
Reinhard Dietmann
Cast Roger Tebb, Sabine Bach, Vladimir Weigl, Guntram Brattia, André Meyer
Producer Rudolf Thome
Production Company Moana-Film/Berlin
Length 95 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Berlin 2001 (New German Films), Sao Paulo 2001, Ankara 2001
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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