5 user 9 critic

A Woman in Flames (1983)

Die flambierte Frau (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 10 June 1983 (West Germany)
Eva, an upper-class housewife, frustratingly leaves her arrogant husband and decides to enter the call girl business. She lets Yvonne, a prostitute, teach her the basics and both set out ... See full summary »


Robert van Ackeren


Robert van Ackeren (screenplay), Catharina Zwerenz (screenplay)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Gudrun Landgrebe ... Eva / Housewife-prostitute
Mathieu Carrière ... Chris / male prostitute
Hanns Zischler ... Kurt / Professor-Chris' client
Gabriele Lafari ... Yvonne(Karin) / Pimp-Prostitute
Matthias Fuchs ... Markus
Walther Busch Walther Busch
Ute Gerhard Ute Gerhard
Johannes Grützke Johannes Grützke
Klaus Hoser Klaus Hoser
Christiane Horn Christiane Horn
Klaus Mikoleit Klaus Mikoleit ... Kunde mit Schürze / Customer with apron
Magdalena Montezuma
Carola Regnier Carola Regnier
Achim Ruppel Achim Ruppel ... (as Achim E. Ruppel)
René Schoenenberger René Schoenenberger ... (as René Schönenberger)
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

With atmospheric 1980s West Berlin as backdrop, the story follows Max, an eccentric young doctor who enjoys glamour and beautiful women. Although he already has a cute fiancee, he begins a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert van Ackeren
Stars: Myriem Roussel, Horst-Günter Marx, Sonja Kirchberger
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Set in 1938 Berlin, Louise Von Hollendorf is the wife of a young Nazi diplomat who meets and falls in love with a certain Mitsuko Matsugae, an artist and the daughter of the Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Liliana Cavani
Stars: Gudrun Landgrebe, Kevin McNally, Mio Takaki
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Eva, Charlotte, Gudrun and Karla, the self-proclaimed therapist, have separated from their husbands and moved into a fortress-like house with a garden.

Director: Robert van Ackeren
Stars: Sonja Kirchberger, Gudrun Gabriel, Andréa Ferréol
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective, Dr. Watson.

Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 1980, Robert van Ackeren released a compilation of private Super 8mm films by German amateur filmmakers under the title "Deutschland Privat 1 - Eine Anthologie des Volksfilms". With "... See full summary »

Directors: Robert van Ackeren, Catharina Zwerenz
Killer Looks (Video 1994)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A man gets turned on watching his wife with other men as long as she plays by the rules. When she brings home a a new stranger who likes to play his own games, the husband finds his marriage in jeopardy.

Director: Paul Thomas
Stars: Sara Suzanne Brown, Michael Artura, Leonard Donato
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The life and ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A love triangle unfolds as Nietzsche and his best friend decides to live with a Jewish woman. According to Nietzsche's ... See full summary »

Director: Liliana Cavani
Stars: Dominique Sanda, Robert Powell, Erland Josephson
Turbine (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Nick, an adulterous New Yorker, relocates to the Midwest with his wife Sarah. Nick soon forms a unique bond with a wealthy local farmer and discovers that the secret haunting him is not so easily left behind.

Directors: Eva James, Isaak James
Stars: Isaak James, Michael J. Burg, Anne Marie Nestor
Mephisto (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In early-1930s Germany, a passionate stage actor finds himself before a dilemma: renounce his apolitical stance and comply with the Reich's doctrine, or face oblivion. But, Faustian bargains never end well. What is the price of success?

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Based on the infamous novel by Leopold Sacher-Masoch this fine film follows the perverted passions of a young couple as Severin watches the beautiful Wanda writhing naked amongst furs. His ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Régis Vallée, Loren Ewing
Rossini (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jakob Windisch has written THE number one bestselling novel. Since he is very shy, no-one has seen him except Uhu Zigeuner who is the designated director of the film adaption. Zigeuner is ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Dietl
Stars: Götz George, Mario Adorf, Heiner Lauterbach
Secret Games (Video 1992)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A bored and neglected housewife joins a local escort service and soon sinks deeper into trouble when she finds that she's not permitted to quit when the work gets tough.

Director: Gregory Dark
Stars: Martin Hewitt, Michele Brin, Delia Sheppard




Eva, an upper-class housewife, frustratingly leaves her arrogant husband and decides to enter the call girl business. She lets Yvonne, a prostitute, teach her the basics and both set out for prey together, until Eva starts an affair with Chris, who turns out to be a call boy, as well. Consequently, she moves into his penthouse, large enough for both to offer their services separately.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Referenced in The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »


No Problems For A Gigolo
Music By Peer Raben
Arranged By David Ambach, Peer Raben
© & (P) 1983 Schlicht Musikverlage
See more »

User Reviews

A hard look at marriage, life and flaming love.
20 May 1999 | by OrbitalGSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in 1983 when it was released. Gudrun Landgrebe acted superbly as a wife and woman with no respect. If you find it in the video store, please rent it and cheer her on!

3 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



West Germany



Release Date:

10 June 1983 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman in Flames See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed