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The Heart Is a Dark Forest (2007)

Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald (original title)
A woman's life is destroyed when she discovers that her husband has another family.

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Nicolette Krebitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Hoss ... Marie
Devid Striesow ... Thomas
Bella Brunnet Bella Brunnet ... Leonie
Chloé Brunnet Chloé Brunnet ... Elliot
Franziska Petri Franziska Petri ... Anna
Justus Gröger Justus Gröger ... Paul
Andrej Böhm Andrej Böhm ... Busfahrer
Max Herbrechter Max Herbrechter ... Psychologe
Katrin Riedel-Kelly Katrin Riedel-Kelly ... Psychologin
Jasper Vogt Jasper Vogt ... Taxifahrer
Angelika Taschen Angelika Taschen ... Angelika
Monica Bleibtreu Monica Bleibtreu ... Mietzi
Otto Sander ... Helmut
Ole Puppe Ole Puppe ... Alexander
Simon Schwarz ... Hanns
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Storyline

This drama deals with a woman, whose life is destroyed when she discovers that her husband has another family. Marie and Thomas, both musicians before their marriage, are an apparently happy couple, living together with their two children. One day, Thomas forgets his violin at home, so Marie follows him to bring him the instrument, but learns that he lives in another house with another woman and their son. Thus, she wants to know more about her husband's second life, which marks the end of her old life... Written by fippi2000

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Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 December 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heart Is a Dark Forest See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The woman's perspective
24 August 2008 | by buberianoSee all my reviews

The film is excellent, and reveals the world of relationship seen by a woman, just that, seen the world and relationship differently as seen by a man, owner of the universe, who treats women as inferior, not equals. I could identify myself very well with Marie and her feelings, and admire the director for giving expression to a real woman inner situation, very difficult for men to understand, if we don't get into the woman's shoes. I was remembered of the first feminists like Grete Meisel-Hess 1909, and her critics to the male dominance in society. Little has changed since then.This film is tough, still has women to accept, rebel or fight or resign to her position as objects of the men, not respected at all.


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