Marianne (Marianne Sagebrecht) is a lonely, overweight woman who works at a Munich mortuary. She falls in love with Huber (Eisi Gulp), a handsome subway conductor who's unhappily married. With diligence and creativity, Marianne seduces him while his wife is out of town. Lacking in feminine pulchritude, she graces him with maternal-like tender, loving care. Writer-director Percy Adlon brings this drama to the screen in a visually stylized way, and the work of cinematographer Johanna Heer, who bathes the scenes in blues, pinks, and greens, effectively conveys the bittersweet quality of the love story.
Conveys the bittersweet nature of love.