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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

Die Unberührbare

Fortnight 2000, Feature film, 1h43

Synopsis

Die Unberührbare documents the final days of the writer Gisela Elsner, who took her life at the age of 56. As a young writer, her early success with her first novel makes her a « shooting star » of the literary scene in the 60s. But her inability to rise to the challenge of her own success leaves her entrapped in a conflict with the demands placed upon her. In touch with the events of the day, rebellious and extroverted, but in effect unpolitical, she finds her spiritual foundation in the DKP (German Communist Party), which celebrated both her and her work, most of all in the East Block. The course of her private life, its complicated and misunderstood relationships influenced by her earliest experiences, an assortment of disappointments, and heightened by an addiction to pills and alcohol, has led to an inner loneliness. In the last stage of her life portrayed in this film, she puts her hope in finding a new beginning in an old love. In this brief space of documented time, her past is recognized by way of various points of contact, and conflict, with people who carry varying degrees of weight. The film is set in the time immediately following the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. A time of beginning and ending, a time of hope and disappointment which also dictates daily life.

Director

Oskar Roehler

His parents are writers Gisela Elsner and Klaus Roehler. He grew up in London, Roma and Nuremberg. He lives in Berlin and work as a screenwriter, a journalist and he wrote plays and short stories like Das Abschnappuniversum.

Catherine Flemming
Charles Regnier
Hannelore Elsner
Helga Göhring
Jasmin Tabatabai
Lars Rudolph
Michael Gwisdek
Nina Petri
Tonio Arango
Vadim Glowna

Screenplay
Oskar Roehler

Image
Hagen Bogdanski

Sound
Manfred Banach

Editing
Isabel Meier

Music
Martin Todsharow

Set decoration
Birgit Kniep

Production : 
Käte Ehrmann & Ulrich Caspar
Distant Dreams Filmproduktion
Gustav-Müller-Platz 7
10829 Berlin, Allemagne
tél : (49 30) 7870 5457
fax : (49 30) 7870 5458
DistDreams@aol.com 

ZDF Geyer Werke 

Vente à l’étranger :
Bavaria Film International
Bavariafilmplatz 8
82031 Geiselgasteig, Allemagne
tél : (49 89) 6499 3179
fax : (49 89) 6499 3720 

Presse :
Richard Lormand
Tanja Messner
tél./fax : 33 (0)1 48 04 51 73

Title in Original Version : L'insaisissable - No place to go