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Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to be Free (2016)

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Born 1861, Lou Andreas Salomé shuns tradition in pursuit of intellectual perfection, inflaming the hearts and minds of the 19th century's greatest thinkers, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Sigmund Freud.

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Cordula Kablitz-Post (screenplay), Susanne Hertel (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Heesters Nicole Heesters ... Lou Andreas-Salomé (72 Jahre)
Katharina Lorenz ... Lou Andreas-Salomé (21-50 Jahre)
Liv Lisa Fries ... Lou Andreas-Salomé (16 Jahre)
Helena Pieske Helena Pieske ... Lou Andreas-Salomé (6 Jahre)
Matthias Lier ... Ernst Pfeiffer
Katharina Schüttler ... Mariechen
Philipp Hauß ... Paul Rée
Alexander Scheer ... Friedrich Nietzsche
Julius Feldmeier ... Rainer Maria Rilke
Merab Ninidze ... Friedrich Carl Andreas
Peter Simonischek ... Gustav von Salomé
Petra Morzé ... Kuise von Salomé - Lous Mutter
Daniel Sträßer Daniel Sträßer ... Dr. Friedrich Pineles
Marcel Hensema ... Hendrik Gillot
Harald Schrott ... Sigmund Freud
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Lou Andreas-Salomé, the woman who enraptured 19th century Europe's greatest minds, recounts her life to Ernst Pfeiffer in this German film directed by Cordula Post-Kablutz. A published novelist, poet and essayist, Salomé's desire to live a life free from convention scandalized society but spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Rée and her lover, the poet Rainer Marie Rilke. Under the tutelage of Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst.

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Germany | Austria | Italy | Switzerland

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Release Date:

20 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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In Love with Lou See more »

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Lower Saxony, Germany See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,060, 22 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,875, 17 May 2018
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French visa # 146648. See more »

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Sigmund Freud: All feminine frailties, and perhaps most human frailties, were foreign to her or had been conquered by her in the course of her life.
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Writer, philosopher, psychologist: she helped shape the way we think
12 April 2018 | by fbeck-51708See all my reviews

Before seeing this film, I knew about Lou Andreas-Salome's connection with Rilke and Freud but never understood what an important figure she was in her own right. Cordula Kablitz-Post tells her story with impressive cinematic freedom, giving it a powerful emotional charge. This is one of the few biopics I've seen that the subject might actually have liked. Warmly recommended.


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