27.9. - 6.10.2018

Hedda Germany 2016 | 102 min | OV with english st | Colour | FF 2016

Andreas Kleinert

Already with his first film Leb wohl Joseph, Andreas Kleinert (*1962) was invited to compete at the 1989 Locarno Fim Festival. Several of his TV films have received Grimme Prizes and Mein Vater (2003) won an International Emmy Award.

rated for 0 + years
Hedda, an intricate relationship drama based on Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, focuses on a dinner party. Newlyweds Hedda and Jorgen are trying to secure Jorgen’s promotion by wining and dining the department head, Dr. Brack. However, there are two surprise guests: Jorgen’s ex-lover Thea and Hedda’s lost lover Eilert, who is also a threat to Jorgen’s career move. In a moment of freedom, Hedda becomes intimate with Eilert again, but to Eilert’s desperation seems to side with Jorgen in the end. When confronted with Eilert’s alcoholic self-pity, she coldly facilitates his suicide. Hedda, surprised and tragically desperate in the knowledge that her husband Jorgen is willing to sacrifice her to secure his position and a life of passion and freedom is thus forever lost, puts an end to her life.
Orig. Title: Hedda
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: Kaleidoscope
Director: Andreas Kleinert
Screenplay: Andreas Kleinert
Cast: Susanne Wolff, Godehard Giese, Wanja Mues, Bruno Cathomas, Katharina Marie Schubert, Jasmin Hahn
Producer: Leopold Hoesch
Sprachfassung: OV with english st
Music: Daniel Dickmeis
Camera: Johann Feindt
Set Designer: Myrna Drews
Cutter: Gisela Zick
Redaktion: Wolfgang Bergmann (ZDF/ARTE), Jule Broda (ZDF/3sat), Meike Klingenberg (ZDF/3sat)
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: BROADVIEW Distribution
Production: BROADVIEW TV GmbH
contact: Leopold Hoesch, Broadview TV GmbH: