30.09. - 09.10.2021

Die Schönste aus Bitterfeld Germany 2003 | 90 min | OV | | FF 2003

Matthias Tiefenbacher

MATTHIAS TIEFENBACHER (*1962) directs for theatre and film. Wenn Frauen ausziehen is his fourth film to be shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG (2003: Die Schönste aus Bitterfeld, 2008: Stille Post, 2012: Gestern waren wir Fremde).


rated for 0 + years
Bitterfeld, GDR, spring 1989. Chemical factory worker Gisela (Astrid Meyerfeldt) – three children from three different fathers, an ex-boyfriend (Oliver Korittke) and a girlfriend preparing to head for the West – won’t be deterred: she is determined to use this year’s InternationalWomen’s Day celebrations on March 8th as the opportunity for a beauty contest. Her workmates love the idea, but the local party functionaries and cultural committee are appalled at the thought. The local vicar (Hannes Jaenicke) is Gisela’s only ally, albeit an unwitting one. A nostalgic comedy about life in Eastern Germany before the Wall came down.
Original title: Die Schönste aus Bitterfeld
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Matthias Tiefenbacher
Screenplay: Regine Kühn, Andreas Klich
Cast: Astrid Meyerfeldt, Doreen Jacobi, Oliver Korittke, Hannes Jaenicke
Producer: Stefan Jakob, Juliane Thevissen
Director of Photography: Joachim Jung
Music: Andreas Schilling
Production Design: Eckhard Wolf
Editor: Vera van Appeldorn
Sound: 0
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Format: Beta SP
German Distributor: WDR
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Production: RheinFilm TV und Medienproduktionsgesellschaft, Thürmchenswall 57, 50668 Köln, Germany, Tel: +49 221 13 05 660, Fax: +49 221 13 05 66 18, e-mail:


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