The Police Officer’s Wife (Die Frau des Polizisten)

The Police Officer’s Wife (Die Frau des Polizisten)


Philip Gröning

2013, 2 h 55 min

A young couple who, at first glance, appear happy. She finds fulfillment as a mother, teaching little Clara how the world works. Her smiling husband is a police officer. Behind closed doors, however, the reality of their home life is not so colorful. Feeling defeated as a result of his unspoken and unfulfilled aspirations, he begins to beat his wife. Soon, the only colorful thing left in their life together are her bruises. Divided by aggression, their compulsive love – for each other and for their child – keeps them together. Philip Gröning has made a film with incredible emotional power. Fully aware of this, he dresses his film up in a formal manner, dividing it into sections of varying lengths, sometimes lasting several minutes, sometimes mere seconds. Black, numbered frames soften the blow a little by giving the audience the back-story. The Police Officer’s Wife is a film that it is difficult to relate to. While painful, however, finding a way to relate to it might just change your life.

Anna Tatarska

Written by: Philip Gröning
Director of photography: Philip Gröning
Editing by: Hannes Bruun, Philip Gröning, Karl Riedl
Cast: Alexandra Finder, David Zimmerschied, Pia Kleemann, Chiara Kleemann
Producer: Philip Gröning
Produced by: Philip-Gröning-Filmproduktion, 3L Filmproduktion, ARTE, Bavaria Film, Bavaria Pictures, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Polish distributor: Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty

Materials: MFF T-Mobile Nowe Horyzonty

Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Przegląd Polskiego Kina Niezależnego
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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