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Nina Grosse

Feuerreiter

Edition 1999
130' - 1998 - Drama - Dialogue: German, French
Director: Nina Grosse Composer: Biber Gullatz, Eckes Malz With: Martin Feifel, Marianne Denicourt, Ulrich Mühe, Nina Hoss
Frankfurt 1796. Recommended by his friend Isaac von Sinclair, who is in love with him, the young poet Friedrich Hölderin becomes a tutor in the home of banker Gontard. Hölderin however, falls madly in love with Susette, the lady of the house. Anxious about the advance of Napoleon’s troops, the banker asks Hölderin to bring his family to Hamburg. When they are obliged to return the two lovers plan to run away together. Mad with jealousy, von Sinclair betrays the couple and they are forced to begin a secret affair. During this time Hölderin writes his finest poetry. The fatal illness and death of Susette will break Hölderin completely. He will live the next 37 years in complete isolation.

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Credits

Director

Nina Grosse

Composer

Biber Gullatz, Eckes Malz

With

Martin Feifel, Marianne Denicourt, Ulrich Mühe, Nina Hoss

Scenario

Susanne Schneider

Director of Photography

Egon Werdin

Editor

Patricia Rommel

Producer

Christian Granderath, Jürgen Haase

More information

Dialogue

German, French

Countries of production

Poland, Austria, Germany, France

Year

1998

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