Liebe auf den ersten blick
Zenon Bloch is an archeologist. After his wife died in a car crash, he settled down with his two children, Nicolaï and Joya, in a small 2-room apartment in South Berlin. As a result of the political events which occured in the ex-GDR, he finds himself unemployed. One day, he meets Elsa Süsseisen and her daughter Sophie, at a children’s playground. Elsa is a futurologist. She has chosen this profession in order to fight for a better world. At first sight, an erotic attraction sparks off between them…
He was born in Wallau. He studied literature, philosophy and history in Münich and Bonn and worked as a film critic for Filmkritik, Film, Süddeutsche Zeitung for example. He made his first short film in 1964 and 6 more; in 1968 he directed a feature film, Detektive.
Title in Original Version : Coup de foudre