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Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern

Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents

 

Samir (Producer), Urs Jucker (Actor), Lars Eidinger (Actorr), Jenny Schily (Actress), Victoria Schulz (Actress), Stina Werenfels (Director, Screenwriter)
Moderation: Jenni Zylka

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When her mother decides to stop administering medication to her mentally challenged daughter, 18-year-old Dora awakes, as if from a deep sleep. Dora discovers her body, her sensuality and finally, sex, too. Her parents are shocked by Dora’s sudden unbridled lust for life and, when she gets involved with a man she meets at her market stall vendor job, they are furious. Seeing her relationship as unscrupulous and abusive, they demand their daughter stops seeing her lover. But their efforts are to no avail and, when Dora’s affair leads to a more serious situation, everyone has to reassess the limits of their relationship to each other, and reconsider such topics as self-determination, trust and jealousy. Courageous, necessary and sensitive – Stina Werenfels’ adaptation of Lukas Bärfuss’s stage play is a fearless and moving drama about letting go. The tender, subjective shots that capture the beauty of the world as Dora sees it are as much a part of the film’s success as is the portrait of a desperate mother, having to cope with life’s pitfalls.

Switzerland / Germany 2015, 90 min

by

Stina Werenfels

with

Victoria Schulz
Jenny Schily
Lars Eidinger
Urs Jucker

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