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Martha Liebermann

OT: Martha Liebermann - Ein gestohlenes Leben

Stefan Bühling // Germany, 2022
Fiction Feature // FF2022
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Once celebrated, then threatened: biopic of a courageous woman. Berlin 1943 – 85-year old Martha Liebermann (Thekla Carola Wied) stands before the most difficult decision of her life: Should the Jewish widow of painter Max Liebermann (Rüdiger Vogler) continue to hope for an exit permit from the Nazi authorities or flee to Switzerland with the help of Hanna Solf (Fritzi Haberlandt) and her resistance group? Martha decides on the latter to avoid deportation to a concentration camp. But the plan fails. Martha takes a brave decision. An impressive drama about Liebermann’s widow, whom neither her age, nor money, nor her husband’s international fame could protect from persecution.


STEFAN BÜHLING (*1972 in Hamburg). After studying at the London Film School, made numerous commercials, image and short films, from 2014 full-length TV films, including Rübezahls Schatz, Rosamunde Pilcher, Toni & Julia. In 2021, the series Legal Affairs, made by Bühling and Randa Chahout, was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG.



Martha Liebermann - Ein gestohlenes Leben

Fiction Feature





90 min


Stefan Bühling

Marco Rossi, nach der Romanvorlage „Dem Paradies so fern. Martha Liebermann“ von Sophia Mott

Thekla Carola Wied, Lana Cooper, Franz Hartwig, Arnd Klawitter, Fritzi Haberlandt, Wanja Mues, Daniel Noël Fleischmann

Regina Ziegler (Produzentin), Tillman Geithe (Producer)

Jan Prahl

Tomáš Bělohradský

Jens Müller

Leonard Petersen

Jörg Baumgarten

Aenne Plaumann

Ana Dávila, Miroslava Hyžíková

Claudia Luzius, Carolin Haasis, Christoph Pellander (ARD Degeto)

Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG für ARD Degeto

Mia Film, ARD Degeto

Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG, Thomas Petersen: petersen@ziegler-film.com


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