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by Wolfgang Dinslage


Elise is a 15-year-old girl who, following her father’s accidental death, lives with her mother Betty. The latter is an intensive care nurse and, true to the saying ‘the cobbler’s children always go barefoot’, Betty helps to save the lives of others but does not have her life or that of her daughter under control. In her desperate search for a new husband and father, Betty throws herself into a drastic series of parties and one-night stands, drowning her helplessness in alcohol.

original title: Für Elise
country: Germany
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Wolfgang Dinslage
release date: DE 11/10/2012
screenplay: Erzsébet Rácz
cast: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Christina Grosse, Hendrik Duryn
cinematography by: Kai Rostasy
film editing: Andreas Baltschun
art director: Stephan von Tresckow
producer: Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
production: ostlicht filmproduktion GmbH, SWR – Südwestrundfunk, ARTE Deutschland, MDR Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
backing: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund
distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH
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