IN LOVE WITH LOU – A PHILOSOPHER’S LIFE

LOU ANDREAS-SALOMÉ

By Cordula KABLITZ-POST, Susanne HERTEL

ARRI MEDIA INTERNATIONAL - as SALES

Historical - Completed 2016

When writer and psychoanalyst Lou Andreas-Salomé meets young german scholar Ernst Pfeiffer he helps her writing the story of her life and falls in love with her as many before.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Historical, Drama, Biography
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Cordula KABLITZ-POST, Susanne HERTEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Cordula KABLITZ-POST
    • Producer(s)
    • Cordula KABLITZ-POST (avanti media fiction), Helge SASSE (Tempest Film und Verleih), Gabriele KRANZELBINDER (KGP)
    • Synopsis
    • The ailing writer and psychoanalyst Lou Andreas-Salomé is leading a lonely existence in Göttingen 1933 threatened by the Nazi regime. When German philologist Ernst Pfeiffer enters her life, he helps her to write her memoirs with him.
      Born 1861 in St. Petersburg she vows never to fall in love and to pursue intellectual perfection. She meets the philosophers Paul Rée and Friedrich Nietzsche and against all conventions of time, Lou and Rée live and study together in Berlin. Lou attains her goal of an intellectual and free spirited life, but when she meets the young and still unknown writer Rainer Maria Rilke she falls in love. After they break up she has numerous affairs. Lou begins to attend Sigmund Freuds lectures and finally recognizes the trauma of her youth.
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