Film directed by Marc Rothemund
German w/English subtitles
Tel. +1 323 5253388
Germany, 2001, 89 min, DVD proj.
25-year-old Corinna Safranski wants to become a policewoman.
After two years of training, she starts her new job in Hamburg with great enthusiasm and turns her back on her small hometown. Life in the force is tough, but the young woman gives it her all.
But when she rejects the advances of a colleague, she unleashes a viscious cycle of revenge and mobbing.
Villa Aurora Fellows at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles: MARC ROTHEMUND
Marc Rothemund was born in 1968.
He worked with directors like Helmut Dietel, Bernd Eichinger, Dominik Graf and Gérard Corbiau.
In 1998 he received the Bavarian Film Prize as best young director for his first feature film Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Grossstädter zur Paarungszeit (Love Scenes from Planet Earth).
With 1.7 million spectators, his second feature Harte Jungs (Just the Two of Us) was one of the most successful films of 1999.
In 1997, Rothemund started working with screenwriter Fred Breinersdorfer, first cowriting episodic TV, followed by the award-winning feature Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt (2002).
Their cooperation culminated in Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl - The Final Days), which was invited to over two dozen festivals worldwide and has collected numerous awards including the Silver Bear for the Best Direction and Best Actress and the main prize from the Ecumenical Jury at the 2005 Berlinale, just to name a few.
Today Marc Rothemund lives as director, producer and author in Munich.
Marc Rothemund is currently an artist in residence at the Villa Aurora.
Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/kue/en3075741.htm
Added by Goethe-Institut on March 3, 2008