EFFIGY – POISON AND THE CITY (Effigie – Das Gift und die Stadt)

  • Director

    Udo Flohr

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States/Germany, 2019, 84 min

  • Category

    Feature Narrative

  • Format

    Digital (screening) – 4K HDR (shooting)

  • Festival Year


Cast: Suzan Anbeh, Elisa Thiemann, Christoph Gottschalch, Roland Jankowsky, Uwe Bohm, Marita Marschall, Lea Wolfram, Christian Intorp, Marc Ottiker
Crew: Producers: Patricia Ryan, Udo Flohr – Screenwriters: Peer Meter, Udo Flohr, Antonia Roeller – Camera & Electric: Thomas Kist N.S.C., Jean-Pierre Meyer-Gehrke – Edited by: Sven Pape – Original Score: Nic Raine, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra – Production Design: Christina von Ahlefeldt, Knut Splett-Henning
Email: udof@geekfrogmedia.com

1828 in the German port city of Bremen: Two very different women collide in an age that has no place for either of them. One strives for a career in law, at a time when women aren’t even admitted to universities. The other has lived life outside the law and may now have to pay the tab. One of them needs to get her head together – while the other would do anything not to lose hers. — Based on the true story of female serial killer Gesche Gottfried, and on original trial records.

Udo Flohr holds an M.A. in Linguistics and Psychology and studied directing at filmArche Berlin, Medienakademie Wetzlar, Adrienne Weiss’ School NYC, Baltimore Film Factory. “Effigy” is his first feature. As a science and technology journalist, he previously worked for TV and radio, and wrote for Der Spiegel, Byte magazine, then 15 years at MIT Technology Review. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

Filmmaker’s Note

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