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

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Born 1861, Lou Andreas Salomé shuns traditions in pursuit of intellectual perfection, inflaming the hearts and minds of the early 19th Century's greatest thinkers including Friedrich Nietzsche, the poet Rainer Marie Rilke and Sigmund Freud.

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Nicole Heesters ...
Lou Andreas-Salomé (72 Jahre)
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Lou Andreas-Salomé (16 Jahre)
Helena Pieske ...
Lou Andreas-Salomé (6 Jahre)
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Ernst Pfeiffer
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Mariechen
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Friedrich Carl Andreas
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Gustav von Salomé
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Kuise von Salomé - Lous Mutter
Daniel Sträßer ...
Dr. Friedrich Pineles
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Hendrik Gillot
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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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Rainer Maria Rilke: Lou Salome is a phenomenon that scarcely seems possible, a person of genius
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Writer, philosopher, psychologist: she helped shape the way we think
12 April 2018 | by See 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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