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8th(2006)



The Fisherman and His Wife - Why Women Never Get Enough / Der Fischer und Seine Frau - Warum Frauen

Doris DÖRRIE

  • Germany
  • 2005
  • 99min
  • 35mm
  • color

Doris Dörrie, best known for Nobody Loves Me, adapts a Grimm fairytale as the motif for her latest work, The Fisherman and His Wife - Why Women Never Get Enough. As a man and a woman meet, pass through crisis, and then confirm their love for each other, the film investigates how adults progress through life and acquire wisdom. Fashion designer Ida meets fish specialist Otto during a trip to Japan, falls in love, and marries him. While Otto is content with taking care of the children and settling down in his humble life, Ida dreams of a more fabulous existence that is completely different from her life now. Meanwhile, Leo marries Yoko, but their life aspirations diverge as well. As the protagonists discover that the life and people who bore them are actually what and who they love, they slowly change and progress. The Fisherman and His Wife reveals that if we continue to progress together, there is no expiration date. As the subtitle, ‘Why women never get enough?’ suggests, the film’s premise may be borrowed from the Grimm fairytale, but it resolves in a much different manner. The film departs from the fairytale when Ida, the modern day Ilsebill (the protagonist in the fairytale) pursues success in both work and love and paves her own way with great spirit. (Han Mi-ra)

Director

  • Doris DÖRRIEDoris DÖRRIE

    Born in Germany in 1955. After a number of films for television, she made her debut as a feature film director in 1983 and directed the phenomenally successful comedy, Men in 1985. Her works include Nobody Loves Me (1994), The Fisherman and His Wife (2005), Cherry Blossoms - Hanami (2008) and The Hairdresser (2010)​

     

Credit

  • ProducerPatrick Zorer
  • Cast Alexandra Maria Lara, Christian Ulmen, Simon Verho
  • Screenwriter Doris Dörrie
  • Cinematography Rainer Klausmann
  • Editor Inez Regnier, Frank Müller
  • Music b:sides music production