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What doesn't kill us

OT: Was uns nicht umbringt

Sandra Nettelbeck // Germany, 2018
Fiction Feature // FF2018



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

Fiction Feature

English, German

Große Freiheit//FF2018



129 min

OV with German subtitles

Sandra Nettelbeck

Sandra Nettelbeck

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

Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach, Co-Produzenten: Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner, Guido Zettier

Michael Bertl

Sandra Nettelbeck

Volker Bertelmann (Komponist)

Thomas Freudenthal

Caroline von Senden (ZDF), Alexandra Staib (ZDF)

Alamode Filmdistribution OHG

Beta Cinema

Sommerhaus Filmproduktion GmbH; Co-Produktion: ZDF; cineplus; RuhrSoundStudios

Sommerhaus Filmproduktion: info@sommerhaus-film.de

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