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THE MOON AND OTHER LOVERS

by Bernd Böhlich

synopsis

Hanna is a small woman with a strong will to live, who is dreaming of a better future and of a lifechanging relationship. When the cosmetics factory where she works goes bankrupt and is about to be blown up, all she manages to save at the last moment are a few boxes of perfume bottles. But for Hanna life goes on. She takes a job at a gas station where she has to fend off the continuous advances of her boss Knuti. After several acquaintances and failed vacation dalliances, there is finally hope for Hanna: Whilst trying to sell the perfume bottles at the local market of her small town, she meets the charming Gansar. He has a wistful gaze, strong hands and a suave voice: he is the Pakistani anorak-seller at the weekly market and the great love of her life. With Gansar her home becomes an everlasting paradise. However, Hanna is in for a shock as she discovers that despite his promises he is married with two kids...

international title: The Moon and Other Lovers
original title: Der Mond und andere Liebhaber
country: Germany
sales agent: Mafilm Martens Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Bernd Böhlich
screenplay: Bernd Böhlich
cast: Katharina Thalbach, Fritzi Haberlandt, Andreas Schmidt, Birol Ünel, Steffen Scheumann, Bruno Apitz, Sarah Blasskiewitz
cinematography by: Florian Foest
film editing: Esther Weinert
music: Uwe Hassbecker, Ritchie Barton
producer: Eva-Marie Martens
production: Mafilm Martens Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH, MDR Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
backing: Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung
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