2 user 21 critic

My Talk with Florence (2015)

A minimalist interview-film, dealing with one of the most disturbing life-stories from the twentieth Century. An oral history about abuse, resistance and survival.


Paul Poet


Paul Poet




Credited cast:
Florence Burnier-Bauer Florence Burnier-Bauer ... Interviewed woman
Paul Poet ... Interviewer


Two Persons. One Tape. One Interview. No Cuts. No tricks. One of the most brutal and disturbing pieces of oral history. Florence Burnier-Bauer was born in Paris in 1949 to an upper middle-class family with Russian roots. Raped by her Granddad at an early age and passed around in secret men's circles, she was hushed by electro-shocks in the insane asylum. Then she fled to the bohemian hobo lifestyle of the swinging sixties, taking off to a life of crime, bringing up three children on the road. Searched by the French police, she thought to find a safe haven in the free-loving Austrian Friedrichshof-Commune, led by Actionist Artist Otto Mühl. That is where hell really began. In 1989 Florence was able to escape. Her court appearance brought Mühl to jail for pedophilia, rape and orchestrated abuse. Her story is a highly unsettling testimonial about a time, known for its social liberalization. It is a showdown with counterculture icon Otto Mühl, previous documentaries had only hinted at. ... Written by Paul Poet

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


metoo - one of many stories See more »


Did You Know?


Makes a small additional tour as Cinema Concert version, accompanying the German theatrical release, where Alec Empire, Berlin godfather of electronic music, accompanies the film with a score, that's played live. See more »

User Reviews

What to say?
16 February 2018 | by irmgard_bergerSee all my reviews

To see this unbelieveable strong woman, to hear her talk about all that unspeakable.... Florence with all her strength did not even in a second give me the impression of a "victim". She survived as a clear minded, strong, sympathic woman. Guess, if all that cruel had happened to me, of course I would have lost myself and my mind. Nobody else could have directed this movie bette and more carefully as Paul Poet, this impressing director, writer, producer of most important documentations worldwide. With tears in my eyes - thank you, Florence, thank you, Paul! Watch Paul Poets brilliant documentations "Empire Me" and "Foreigners out with Ch. Schlingensief" too!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

23 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Talk with Florence See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed