Über-Ich und Du

A film by Benjamin Heisenberg

in general Feature Film, D I CH I A  2014
Genre Comedy
length 94 Min
Original version German

A production of Komplizen Film (D)
In co-production with VEGA Film (CH), Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion (AT) und Peter Heilrath Filmproduktion (D).

In collaboration with WDR, BR, ARTE, SRF/SRG SSR.

With financial support of
DFFF, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK), EIDG. Department des Innern Edi, Eurimages, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Austrian Film Institute, Filmstandort Österreich (FISA), Vienna Film Fund, Cine Tirol, MEDIA

Owing the wrong people money can get ugly pretty quick. Nick Gutlicht, a rogue with proletarian roots and an opportunistic handler in valuable books, must go into hiding. Chance leads him to the house of the aged star psychologist Curt Ledig, who despite his failing memory, a pathological fear of kitchens and an eye twitch, is fighting tooth and nail against moving in with his daughter. Nick is promptly hired as his chaperone - a lifesaver for Nick as Ledig’s posh bungalow in Feldafing am Ammersee is a brilliant hideout, and a chance for Curt to be free of his meddlesome family so he can work on an upcoming symposium lecture no one thinks he can pull off. Curt is determined to take a stand regarding his early scholarly career during the Third Reich.
The unexpected marriage of convenience between the two stubborn individualists quickly develops into a dynamic constellation with substantial centrifugal force. Curt finds a highly interesting research subject in his volatile flat mate, submitting him to unsolicited and unconventional therapy, while Nick sees Curt’s valuable library as his only chance to consolidate his finances. But meanwhile: Nick’s casual lover, the pretty bookseller Norah, is fed up with his commitment issues. Nick’s creditors are working their way toward Ammerssee led by a dubious underworld matriarch simply known as “Mother”. Curt’s family has popped in for a visit - and Nick is beginning to have some astounding side-effects from his involuntary blitz-therapy. The fates of the two antithetical heroes become inescapably intertwined until a dramatic therapy showdown in the solitude of a mountain night leaves no more room for excuses.
SUPEREGOS is its own kind of double-trouble buddy movie: dark, cryptic, with surprising wit and two magnificent leading actors.



André wilms Curt Ledig
georg friedrich Nick Gutlicht
susanne wolff Norah
maria hofstätter Mother
elisabeth orth Mrs. Tischmann
margarita broich Fanny
markus schleinzer Jasper
bettina stucky Rosa
Johanna bantzer Karina
john keogh David



directed by Benjamin Heisenberg
screenplay by Benjamin Heisenberg, Josef Lechner
dop Reinhold Vorschneider
production designer Renate Schmaderer
costume design by Stephanie Rieß
make up design by Wiltrud Derschmidt, Dörte Dobkowitz
sound Laurent Barbey
edited by Stephan Kälin, Andreas Wodraschke

Casting by Ulrike Müller
music Lorenz Dangel
sound designer Noemi Hampel
Producers Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade (Komplizen Film)
co-Producers Ruth Waldburger (Vega Film), Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr (Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion), Peter Heilrath (Peter Heilrath Filmproduktion)
editorial office Andrea Hanke (WDR), Georg Steinert (Arte), Cornelia Ackers (BR), Urs Fitze (SRF)


CPH:PIX 2014, Copenhagen
comedy cluj film festival, Cluj, Romania

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