30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ask Dr. Ruth USA 2019 | 100 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Ryan White

RYAN WHITE (*1982) works as a producer and director for various US TV companies. Among his best-known works are the HBO production The Case Against 8 (2014) and the Netflix series The Keepers (2017).

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DOCUMENTARY The German Jew Ruth Westheimer rose to become a cult sex therapist in the USA: a warm portrait of a humorous taboo-breaker. When Holocaust survivor Ruth Westheimer began broadcasting her radio show „Sexually Speaking“ at the beginning of the 1980s, a whole country pricked up its ears. No-one had ever spoken about sex so intelligently, uninhibitedly and wittily – and with an unmistakably German accent that soon became her trademark. Born in Frankfurt, Westheimer emigrated to the USA in the mid-1950s and is still an icon of anti-prudishness, a bubbly 91-year old full of vitality who can look back on an eventful life story.

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Original title: Ask Dr. Ruth
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Ryan White
Producer: Rafael Marmor, Ryan White, Jessica Hargrove, Christopher Leggett
Director of Photography: David Paul Jacobson
Music: Blake Neely
Production Design: Daniel Dulitzky
Editor: Helen Kearns, Rejh Cabrera
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: NFP marketing & distribution GmbH
World Sales: Magnolia Pictures
Production: Delirio Films; in association with Tripod Media
Contact: Marc Klocker, NFP marketing & distribution GmbH:


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