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THE THINGS BETWEEN US

by Iris Janssen

synopsis

Myriam lives a sheltered existence in a small Catholic town on the Lower Rhine. She is married to Bernd Mölders, an ambitious young mayor, and they have just moved into a new house together. They love each other and everything in their life seems to be just perfect. And then she finds out by accident that Bernd makes regular trips to a brothel in neighbouring Holland. There is no one with whom she can discuss this – least of all her husband. And what would she say to him anyway? What would be the point of making a scene? That wouldn’t change his desire for prostitutes. And so she decides to try to understand his fascination by going to a brothel herself and working there in secret. Myriam finds herself in a strange twilight world where she soon feels more and more at home.

international title: The Things Between Us
original title: Die Dinge zwischen uns
country: Germany
sales agent: Insomnia World Sales
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Iris Janssen
screenplay: Iris Janssen
cast: Daniela Wutte, Christoph Jacobi, Antje Widdra, Hans-Joachim Heist, Günter Voß, Maria Heinsch
cinematography by: Andreas Köhler
film editing: Nicola Undritz
costumes designer: Kristina Bille, Renate Janevski
music: Markus Steffen, Carsten Wüster
producer: Melanie Andernach, Knut Losen, Iris Janssen
production: Made In Germany Filmproduktion, Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln
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