Zeit zu leben

TV-Movie | DE 2007 | 90'

  • Thursday, 27. September 2007 19:30 hrs

Nothing is as it initially appears in this made-for-television movie by 2006 German Television Award winner Matti Geschonneck. After a long spell abroad, Annabelle returns to Germany to join her brother for a family reunion, where she is shocked to the core about the news she learns. Her father placidly states that he has cancer, and that her mother faces a leg amputation, which is why the two of them have agreed upon ending their own lives. The decision has been made, and an appointment with a Dutch doctor has already been arranged. But the father survives. What begins like a drama on medically assisted suicide gradually reveals itself as a thriller about a family in which any semblance of bourgeois normalcy is demolished.

Director
Matti Geschonneck
Script
Hannah Hollinger
Photography
Carl F. Koschnik
Editor
Inge Behrens
Music
Hansjörg Kohli
Production Design
Andreas Hülzer, Bernd Gaebler
Casting
Sandra Köppe
Principal Cast
Maja Maranow, Friedrich von Thun, Nicole Heesters, Katharina Böhm, Thomas Dannemann, Dietz-Werner Steck, Bernhard Schütz
Producer
Reinhold Elschot
Production
Network Movie for ZDF
Commissioning Editor ZDF
Daniel Blum

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Selected filmography Matti Geschonneck

MÖBIUS (1993), DER MÖRDER UND SEIN KIND (1995), ANGST HAT EINE KALTE HAND (1996), ANGESCHLAGEN (1997), REISE IN DIE NACHT (1998), GANZ UNTEN, GANZ OBEN (1999), SPÄTE RACHE (2001), LIEBE SCHWESTER (2002), DIE MUTTER (2002), DIE ÄRZTIN (2004), MORD AM MEER (2005), DIE NACHRICHTEN (2005), SILBERHOCHZEIT (2006), DIE TOTE VOM DEICH (2006), DUELL IN DER NACHT (2007)