30.09. - 09.10.2021

Divorce for Beginners Germany 2017 | 89 min | OV | Colour | FF 2018

Thorsten M. Schmidt

THORSTEN M. SCHMIDT (*1969) studied at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. His graduation film Rochade won the Student Oscar in 1998. His comedy Scheidung für Anfänger [Divorce for Beginners] was a competition favourite in the FILMFEST HAMBURG TV section in 2018.

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A »war of roses« as a recipe against a boring marriage? Andrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel show us how in this screwball comedy. When the teasing stops, the love will too, find Anja (Andrea Sawatzki) and Christoph (Christian Berkel) and have decided to divorce after 24 years marriage. The couple would of course like to part as friends, as sensible adults. But when it becomes concrete and money raises its ugly head, along with Werner's childhood sweetheart, and Anja starts spying on him, all the wonderful serenity vanishes.
Original title: Scheidung für Anfänger
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: Televisions
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Thorsten M. Schmidt
Screenplay: Nina Bohlmann
Cast: Andrea Sawatzki, Christian Berkel, Doris Schretzmayer, Pierre Besson, Amelie Plaas-Link, Marcel Glauche, Katharina Müller-Elmau, Tanja Schleiff, Ludger Pistor, Anna Steblich, Julia Jenkins
Producer: Christiane Ruff, Imre von der Heydt, Frederik Hunschede
Director of Photography: Felix Wiedemann
Music: Oli Biehler
Production Design: Anne Schlaich
Editor: Simone Klier
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Stefan Kruppa, Sascha Schwingel
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
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Production: ITV Studios Germany GmbH für ARD Degeto
Contact: Imre von der Heydt, ITV Studios Germany GmbH:


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