Margarethe VON TROTTA
Two women who should forget about Nick come to live under one roof. Jade and Maria have one thing in common: their ex-husband, Nick. Jade is a model-turned-designer. Nick announces his break-up with her while she is busy with her first fashion show. Jade couldn’t believe that he left her for a young model. Ten years ago, Maria had the same experience when Nick fell in love with Jade. When Nick left the house, he gave the ownership of the loft to Jade and Maria. Just as this occurs, Maria returns home to New York after teaching literature in Germany. The two women are opposite in everything from preference to taste and start a war with each other. Even during her painful breakup, Jade has to work on the show. When Antonia, Maria and Nick’s daughter, visits to see her mother, she starts helping Jade with her perfume business, and the three women gradually form a sense of unity and understanding. The film has a brilliant ending, showing how enemies can move into a different relationship. The director has done a superb job in taking a story with typical characters and settings and to leading it to an unexpected progression and conclusion. [Rhana JANG]
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Margarethe VON TROTTA is a renowned German director who started as a movie and theater actress, making her movie debut in Klaus LEMKE’s Firestarters. Her much-respected first directorial work was The Second Awakening of Christa Klages. She made several author films such as Sisters to the Balance of Happiness and Marianne & Juliane, which won the Golden Lion in Venice in 1981. In 2012 she received the honorary award of the Bavarian Minister President. VON TROTTA is currently working on a documentary about Ingmar Bergmann.