Käthchens Traum

Käthchens Traum

Deutschland 2004, TV-Spielfilm


Kaethchens Traum

The most beautiful love story in the German language, told here in a new way. With Kleist’s original dialogs on her lips, a 16-year-old girl chases after a doctor specializing in gene technology. He wants everything, except her, and in the end, he will lose everything but her heart.

The climate has changed. Homes are functional and old ruins serve as high-tech factories. Youth and beauty are the only things that really matter. Thanks to modern medicine, the average life expectancy has been biblically extended. Only those who remain young become big stars, but are also in constant danger of being swallowed up. Like the young entrepreneur Friedrich Strahl.
When Strahl hears about the negative side-effects his creation has on a young 16-year-old girl, he immediately suspects that one of his rivals is just trying to bump him out of the market. The young girl is Kaethchen, who follows him around like a groupie. Strahl however is in love with his arch-enemy’s manager and begins a wild, erotic affair with her – which itself is not free of economic motives.
While Kaethchen continues to stalk him, the noose around Strahl’s neck begins to tighten. He is at risk of losing everything. Not until Kaethchen risks her own life to save Strahl’s lover, does he realize and recognize that she is indeed the woman of his life: unflinching, strong, and mortal.

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All Credits


Originaltitel (DE) Käthchens Traum



Length:90 min
Format:16mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 21.12.2004