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What Doesn't Kill Us

Title: What Doesn't Kill Us
Original title: Was uns nicht umbringt
Format: two hours, HD
Johanna Ter Steege (GOODBYE)
Barbara Auer (THE BOOK THIEF)
Christian Berkel (ELLE, DOWNFALL)
Mark Waschke (DARK)
Deborah Kaufmann (DARK)
Directed by: Sandra Nettelbeck
Produced by: Sommerhaus Filmproduktion GmbH in coproduction with Cine Plus Filmproduktion GmbH, Ruhrsoundstudios
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What Doesn't Kill Us

From the director of "Mostly Martha".

As a shrink, divorced father of two teenage daughters, with a head-strong ex-wife for a best friend, too many peculiar patients to keep up and a new dog, Max doesn't need another challenge. But when Sophie, a compulsive gambler with a boyfriend problem, regularly shows up late for her appointments, she rocks his world in ways he's not ready for. And it happens: a therapist falls in love with a patient. The more Max attempts to keep it professional, the more their lives get entangled. How can he manage to help her without getting involved? How can loving her not lead to losing her altogether? Struggling with his conscience and his heart, he has no choice but to stick to the old rule: you must help yourself before you can help others.

Press Quotes

“A crowd-pleaser.”

“Should strike a chord with a mature demographic who have embraced a range of titles from the Marigold Hotel series to the surprise British hit Finding Your Feet.”

“A sparky, and let‘s face it, touching satire delivered at a sustained pace.”