Die Frau, die sich traut

Die Frau, die sich traut

Deutschland 2012/2013, Spielfilm


Beate used to be a competitive swimmer. But today she is more than anything else a mother, grandmother and employee at a laundry service. She gives it all for her family, otherwise nothing would work out for her grown-up children and their lives. But the moment comes when it is time to look back: back to a time when she still had dreams of her own. She hasn’t really accomplished or realized many of her goals and desires. Beate decides to change her life, to no longer be available around the clock for her children, but to do something for herself for a change, something she has always wanted to do, something which is far greater than all of her obligations. She wants to swim across the English Channel. No easy tasks for a woman in her fifties: not only does her family need her, but she is also under pressure time-wise: her doctor has diagnosed her with cancer. She doesn’t like doctors, never has, particularly during her competitive years when she had to pop Turbinol – the diagnosis is probably the consequence of the years of doping. So she continues to train, the journey itself being the reward. And she has to fight against everything and everyone. Not only the cold water of the Baltic Sea, but also against her best friend Henny, who thinks she is crazy, her family, and in the end, even herself.

Source: 47. Hofer Filmtage 2013


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All Credits

Director:Marc Rensing
Assistant director:Annette Stefan, Behnam Firusmand
Script supervisor:Ines Burger
Screenplay:Annette Friedmann, Marc Rensing
Director of photography:Tom Fährmann
Gaffer:Metehan Karakus
Key grip:Ulf Schädlich
Production design:Kobita Syed
Set dresser:Silke Sudau
Property master:Martin Schultz
Stand-by props:Paula Kotonski
Make-up artist:Mina Ghoralshi-Plenker
Costume design:Bettina Weiß
Editing:Florian Drechsler
Sound:Jacob Ilgner, Matthias Richter
Casting:Ulrike Müller
Music:Christoph Blaser, Steffen Kahles
Steffi KühnertBeate Krüger
Jenny SchilyHenni Fritsch
Christina HeckeRike Krüger
Steve WindolfAlex Krüger
Lene OderichLara
Christina GroßeUrsel
Anna BlomeierKatrin
Ian T. DickinsonCSA Begleiter
Production company:Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion GmbH & Co.KG (Ludwigsburg)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR) (Saarbrücken), Arri Film & TV (München)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Rüdiger Heinze, Stefan Sporbert
Co-Producer:Antonio Exacoustos jr.
Producer (TV):Stefanie Groß (SWR), Christian Bauer (SR), Barbara Häbe (ARTE)
Line producer:Monika Kintner
Unit production manager:Frank Zahl
Location manager:Angela Mages, Claudia Heinrich (Set)
Shoot:28.08.2012-06.10.2012: Ostsee, Dover, Berlin
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Length:98 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.09.2013, 140780/K, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 12.12.2013


Originaltitel (DE) Die Frau, die sich traut
Arbeitstitel (DE) Der Kanal



Length:98 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.09.2013, 140780/K, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 12.12.2013