With a certain cheerfulness, Sandra Nettelbeck tells a story of crises of purpose and affairs of the heart. As a sought-after psychotherapist with two teenage daughters – along with a persistent ex-wife (Barbara Auer), who is at the same time his best friend, a melancholy dog he’s only just bought and a catalogue of odd patients – Max (August Zirner) really doesn’t need a new challenge. But along comes Sophie, gambling addict and sound effects specialist who is always late for her appointments, with a divorced boyfriend and a father who rejects her – and Max’ familiar little world is turned on its head.
SANDRA NETTELBECK (*1966) is a screenplay writer and director. For What Doesn't Kill Us, she has revived the character of the therapist from her hit film Mostly Martha (2001).
Was uns nicht umbringt
OV with German subtitles
August Zirner, Johanna ter Steege, Barbara Auer, Oliver Broumis, Jenny Schily, Bjarne Mädel, Christian Berkel, Victoria Mayer, Deborah Kaufmann, Mark Waschke, David Rott, Peter Lohmeyer, Lauren Lee Smith, Leonie Homer, Kristo Ferkic, Marie Jecke