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Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Die Dinge zwischen uns

The Things Between Us

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Myriam lives a sheltered existence in a small Catholic town on the Lower Rhine. She is married to Bernd Mölders, an ambitious young mayor, and they have just moved into a new house together. They love each other and everything in their life seems to be just perfect.
And then she finds out by accident that Bernd makes regular trips to a brothel in neighbouring Holland. There is no one with whom she can discuss this – least of all her husband. And what would she say to him anyway? What would be the point of making a scene? That wouldn’t change his desire for prostitutes. And so she decides to try to understand his fascination by going to a brothel herself and working there in secret. Myriam finds herself in a strange twilight world where she soon feels more and more at home. In a sudden rush she discovers her own sexuality, a side of her she can’t live out with Bernd, because he wants her to stay the way she always was. And so Myriam persists in her double life – not realising that she’s becoming addicted to a realm of illusion.

Germany 2008, 90 min


Iris Janssen


Daniela Wutte
Christoph Jacobi
Antje Widdra