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by Matthias Glasner


Theo, a rapist, is released after nine years in a psychiatric hospital's prison ward. His fear of women and the unfulfilled desire this generates turns normal life into a kind of martyrdom. At the age of 27, Nettie finally manages to cut herself free from her father and a lifetime of mental abuse at his hands. Theo and Nettie meet. The moment they start loving each other marks the beginning of their journey to the limits of free will.

international title: The Free Will
original title: Der freie Wille
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Matthias Glasner
film run: 90'
screenplay: Matthias Glasner, Judith Angerbauer, Jürgen Vogel
cast: Jürgen Vogel, Sabine Timoteo, Frank Giering, Manfred Zapatka, Martin Wuttke, Judith Engel
cinematography by: Matthias Glasner
film editing: Mona Bräuer, Julia Wiedwald
costumes designer: Sabine Keller
producer: Christian Granderath, Frank Döhmann, Matthias Glasner, Jürgen Vogel
production: Colonia Media Filmproduktion, Bavaria Film, Schwarzweiß Filmproduktion GmbH, Filmstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, WDR/arte
distributor: Pegasos Filmverleih und Produktion
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