Forget About NickForget About Nick

by Margarethe von Trotta

Forget About Nick

Synopsis

The worlds of two different women collide in a New York City loft: model vs. intellectual, style vs. comfort, career woman vs. single mom. Jade and Maria's only common ground is their ex-husband: Nick. The aging Casanova has left his wife -once again- for a younger model and now the two ex-wives claim ownership for the same luxurious flat. What starts as a minor verbal hostility leads them both to the subtle realization that, despite all their differences, they might not be so different.

Director

Margarethe von Trotta is a respected and renown German director. Born in Berlin, she studied German and Romance languages in Munich and Paris. In the early 70's, she acted in theater and had her movie debut as an actress in Klaus Lemke's Firestarters. Rainer Werner Fassbinder cast her in many of his films. She also appeared in the movies of her former husband, Volker Schlöndorff, and contributed as co-author of screenplays.

Her much-respected first directorial work was The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1977). She made several author films as Sisters to the Balance of Happiness (1979) and Marianne & Juliane (1981) which won the Golden Lion in Venice in 1981. Friends and Husbands (1983), Rosa Luxemburg (1986) and Love and Fear (1988) were both nominated for the Palme d'Or in Cannes, The African Woman (1990) which was nominated for the Golden Lion in Venice, are some relevant films of her filmography. With The Promise she received the Bavarian Film Prize in 1994. Rosenstraße (2003) gave her lead actress Katja Riemann the Coppa Volpi Award in Venice. Among the films which she directed and wrote are also Vision (2009), Hannah Arendt (2012) and The Misplaced World (2015).

She directed numerous television movies, including Winter Child (1997), Men Kiss Differently When 50 (1998) and Anniversaries (2000). In 2012 she received the honorary award of the Bavarian Minister President. Von Trotta is currently working on a documentary about Ingmar Bergmann.

Cast

Katja Riemann
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
Haluk Bilginer
Tinka Fürst

Crew

director Margarethe von Trotta
writer Pam Katz
director of photography Jo Heim
production sound mixer Michael Busch, Bernd Hackmann
production designer Volker Schaefer
costume designer Cindy Spiekermann
composer Helmut Zerlett
editor Christian Krämer
co-producer Hans-Jörg Hegerl, Jérôme Larroque
producer Bettina Brokemper

 

 

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 5.1
length 110 min.
original languages English, German, Spanish

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