Der Fischer und seine Frau

Der Fischer und seine Frau

Deutschland 2004/2005, Spielfilm

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The Fisherman and His Wife - Why Women Never Get Enough

"For my wife, good Ilsebill, wills not as I’d have her will." Thus the refrain of the famous Grimm’s fairytale which inspired Doris Dörrie’s new film. Ida, a fashion designer and backpacker travelling through Japan in search of inspiration and ideas, is taken along in a taxi by two Germans, Otto and Leo, who reveal that they are fish merchants. In fact the "Flying Fish Doctors", as they call themselves, are looking for the particularly expensive kind of toy fish called koi for wealthy collectors in Germany.


Ida falls in love with the bashful veterinarian Otto and marries him right there in Japan. Back in Germany, Ida is pregnant and the lovebirds soon move from Otto’s caravan into a council flat. While Otto is perfectly content with the baby, his koi and the cramped apartment, Ida has ambitions of her own. She designs an extravagant, self-knit scarf collection in koi look and is even able to sell it to Ms Wagenbach’s fashion enterprise.

To make matters worse, Ida travels with Otto’s ex-partner Leo, meanwhile unhappily married, to Japan, where her scarf collection is a huge success. When Otto’s plan to sell a very valuable toy fish to factory owner Wagenbach falls through, the marriage of Otto and Ida is on the verge of self-destructing.

"We women are all Ilsebills who have been saying for generations: I want everything. We want both a career and love," says the director. "The woman wants more and more, because he wants nothing at all. That works both ways, and so that’s the story…"

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Director:Doris Dörrie
Screenplay:Doris Dörrie
Director of photography:Rainer Klausmann
Set design:Bernd Lepel
Make-up artist:Evelyn Döhring, Waldemar Pokromski
Costume design:Katharina Ost
Costume design:Bernd Lepel (Koi-Kleiderdesign)
Editing:Inez Regnier, Frank Müller
Foley editor:Lisa Geffken-Reinhard
Sound:Wolfgang Wirtz
Audio mixing:Max Rammler-Rogall
Special effects:Jan Singh
Casting:Nessie Nesslauer
Music:B:Sides (DE)
Music (other):Charlotte Goltermann (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Alexandra Maria LaraIda
Christian UlmenOtto
Simon VerhoevenLeo
Young-Shin KimYoko
Eva ChristianAlina
Valentin PlatareanuRadu
Ulrike KrienerLena
Elmar WepperHerr Wagenbach
Carola RegnierFrau Wagenbach
Gustav-Peter WöhlerOlsen
Christoph Maria HerbstTherapeut
Petra ZieserMaklerin
  
Production company:Constantin Film Produktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Fanes Film Produktion GmbH (München), Megaherz TV Fernsehproduktion GmbH (Unterföhring)
Producer:Bernd Eichinger, Patrick Zorer
Co-Producer:Fidelis Mager
Unit production manager:Peter Nawrotzki
Production coordinator:Ruth Stadler
Shoot:07.10.2004-01.12.2004: Japan, Rosenheim, Staffelsee, München
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Bayerischer Bankenfonds (BBF) (München), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2789 m, 102 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.09.2005, 103573, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 19.09.2005, Toronto, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 22.09.2005, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 27.10.2005

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der Fischer und seine Frau
Untertitel (DE) Warum Frauen nie genug bekommen

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Original

Length:2789 m, 102 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.09.2005, 103573, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 19.09.2005, Toronto, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 22.09.2005, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 27.10.2005
 

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