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Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to be Free

Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to be Free

Biography, Drama, Romance | German, Italian, Russian | 113 minutes

Company

Cinema Libre Studio


Cast & Crew

Director

Cordula Kablitz-Post

Writers

Cordula Kablitz-Post, Susanne Hertel

Cast

Nicole Heesters, Katharina Lorenz, Alexander Scheer


Trailer

vimeo.com/276998282


Synopsis

Born 1861, Lou Andreas Salomé shuns tradition in pursuit of intellectual perfection, inflaming the hearts and minds of the 19th century's greatest thinkers, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Sigmund Freud. Lou Andreas-Salomé, the woman who enraptured 19th century Europe's greatest minds, recounts her life to Ernst Pfeiffer in this German film directed by Cordula Post-Kablutz. A published novelist, poet and essayist, Salomé's desire to live a life free from convention scandalized society but spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Rée and her lover, the poet Rainer Marie Rilke. Under the tutelage of Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst.

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Completion Year

2016


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