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Nina Grosse


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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Nina Grosse


Biber Gullatz, Eckes Malz


Martin Feifel, Marianne Denicourt, Ulrich Mühe, Nina Hoss


Susanne Schneider

Director of Photography

Egon Werdin


Patricia Rommel


Christian Granderath, Jürgen Haase

More information


German, French

Countries of production

Poland, Austria, Germany, France



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