I AM THE OTHER WOMAN

MATERIALS

MARGARETHE VON TROTTA

2006 || Germany || 104 mins || 35mm || Color || in German || Feature

WORLD SALES

Studio Canal (Paris)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Toronto 2006 - Masters

SYNOPSIS

Successful young engineer Robert Fabry (August Diehl) has been leading a tranquil, well-ordered life until the day he meets the ravishing Carlotta (Katja Riemann) in a hotel. Robert is instantaneously captivated by the seductive woman and spends a night of passionate lovemaking with her. When he wakes up the next morning, she is gone. All that remains is her conspicuous red dress and the money that they had agreed upon as her fee.
Still dazed by his adventure, Robert can hardly believe his eyes when he meets the very same woman
again the next day at the lawyer's office. She is introduced to him as attorney Dr. Carolin Winter, who is in charge of his case. The brilliant, self-assured and elegantly dressed attorney does not seem to register Robert's allusions to the past night. He assumes this is part of her game and is fascinated by her mixture of tender innocence and provocative sensuality. He decides to break up with his girlfriend
Britta (Bernadette Heerwagen) and marry Carolin.
He still does not suspect that Carolin is a woman of many faces, whose dominating father Karl Winter
(Armin Mueller-Stahl) exerts a stronger influence on her than Robert is willing to accept. And what
about the role played by the unapproachable housekeeper and former mistress of Karl Winter, Miss Schäfer (Barbara Auer)? Little by little, Robert discovers the abysses of a shattered family and puts his own life on the line to help Carolin.
Based on the novel of the same name by Grimme Award winner Peter Märthesheimer.

CAST

Katja Riemann, August Diehl, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Karin Dor