Der Mond und andere Liebhaber narrates the story of Hanna, a woman who will not take lifes set-backs and knock-downs sitting down. Instead, she takes them in her stride, picks herself up ... See full synopsis »


Bernd Böhlich


Bernd Böhlich (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Katharina Thalbach ... Hanna Lottner
Fritzi Haberlandt ... Daniela 'Dani'
Birol Ünel ... Gansar
Steffen Scheumann Steffen Scheumann ... Knuti
Andreas Schmidt ... Siggi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno F. Apitz Bruno F. Apitz ... Sprengmeister
Johannes Arpe Johannes Arpe ... Personenschützer
Andrea Ballschuh Andrea Ballschuh ... Moderatorin
Uwe Dag Berlin Uwe Dag Berlin ... Chef des Callcenters
Sarah Blaßkiewitz Sarah Blaßkiewitz ... Karla Lottner
Detlev Buck ... LKW-Fahrer
Victor Choulman Victor Choulman ... Witali (as Viktor Choulman)
André Dyllong André Dyllong
Hans-Georg Fleischer Hans-Georg Fleischer
Manuel Fleischer Manuel Fleischer


Der Mond und andere Liebhaber narrates the story of Hanna, a woman who will not take lifes set-backs and knock-downs sitting down. Instead, she takes them in her stride, picks herself up and marches onward. This is a woman who continually draws new courage from her inexhaustible will to live. Whatever losses and uncertainties come her way, she remains true to herself.

When her former employer, a cosmetics shop, goes bust, Hanna simply helps herself to boxes full of perfume. As life and politics change around her, principally the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification, Hanna battles on through the new job at the petrol station, the steady advances from Knuti (Steffen Scheumann), right through to a trip to Turkey until she meets the great love of her life. But Gansar (Birol Uenel) is not a free man. Hannas desperation leads to a very public scene and personal tragedy. Except, this is Hanna we are talking about. So she does what only she can. She picks herself up again, and ...

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Like the moon, partly shadowed, in more than one sense...
10 August 2008 | by RalfscheapthrillSee all my reviews

In the beginning, there is stress: How annoying the cadrage is..., how breathless the editing... Of course you notice that the camera concept is about to make sense, because our Hero Hanna is breathless and emotional quite over the edge. But glorious DP Florian Foest (watch out for "Jagdhunde!") is taking it too far, in the first, maybe, forty minutes. He doesn't like too much indoor or incar light either. BUT what comes out of that is pure painting, watch it in a dark cinema, on TV you maybe will not see a thing in this brilliantly organized shadows... The beauty of this film is... well I'll tell you... But first it's important to point out that the storytelling is tending to be quite scrappy, it's like a whole cup of dramas that happen to Hanna, but it has broken to peaces and the biggest parts are adjusted in a slightly imperfect way. A lot in this film is too big, too much color on the lips of thalbach's, too much emotional rock in the score. but after all, this is a film, that seems to be... reigned by love. and like live and love, it doesn't care too much if it's getting on once nerves, sometimes too much. it's funny, it's sad, it's touching. and has great photography, at last.

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Release Date:

24 July 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Moon and Other Lovers See more »

Filming Locations:

Alanya, Turkey See more »


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EUR1,157,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


Color (Fujicolor)

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1.78 : 1
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