These self-assured ladies usually have everything under control, but in a world dominated by high tech communications and intense competition even concrete cowgirls sometimes get the blues...
Danckwart contrasts the women's tumultuous lives against a backdrop of cool, almost clinical-looking Berlin architecture. The city becomes another character in the story. Danckwart collaborated with her six actresses over the course of a year to develop the film's situations and dialogue. The result is a highly stylized and precise film that documents the urban, late capitalist experience in the 21st century.
Original Title: UmdeinLeben
Language versions: German original version; German with English subtitles
Length: 87 min
Director: Gesine Danckwart
Screenplay: Gesine Danckwart
Cinematography: Kristian Leschner
Editing: Chris Wright
Music: Vicki Schmatolla
Featuring: Kathi Angerer, Maren Kroymann, Caroline Peters, Anne Ratte-Polle, Esther Röhrborn, Bettina Stucky
Production: danckwart & hansen.film, in coproduction with ZDFtheaterkanal (Bettina Kasten), Ziegler Film GmbH, CalCai-Film and CinePlus GmbH
Festivals: Filmfest München 2009
Age Recommendation: 12
Supported by: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg