Wellness Für Paare

TV-Movie | DE 2016 | 90‘ | German OV

A moated castle in North Rhine-Westphalia broadens the concept beyond the obligatory sprinklings for the body and pursues the novel business idea to cater to the soul as well – through a professional couple’s therapy weekend. Five middle-aged couples have booked this makeover. Will the sessions breathe new life into their long-standing relationships? Will issues come up that were previously suppressed or concealed? If that happens, how will the heterosexual couples deal with the conflicts, desires and secrets they are facing here? Like Jan Georg Schütte’s much acclaimed, award-winning relationship comedy ALTERSGLÜHEN, the WDR production WELLNESS FÜR PAARE was also shot without a detailed screenplay – the performances are solely based on character and couple profiles. The film was both a gamble and a feast for the high-profile star ensemble. Nobody knew which topics his or her better half would touch on, which questions the therapists Jörg Pannenbäcker, Martin Horn and Martha Nelle were going to ask, which relationship problems could be revealed and treated – in essence: where the trip was headed.

Eine WDR-Auftragsproduktion für das Erste

Director
Jan Georg Schütte
Concept
Jan Georg Schütte
Producer
Michael Eckelt
Commissioning Editor
Lucia Keuter
Photography
Oliver Schwabe
Editor
Ulf Albert
Sound
Volker Zeigermann
Costumes
Susann Günther
Cast
Magdalena Boczarska, Sebastian Blomberg, Martin Brambach, Anke Engelke, Bjarne Mädel, Anneke Kim Sarnau, Devid Striesow, Michael Wittenborn

Selected filmography Jan Georg Schütte

SWINGER CLUB (2006), DIE GLÜCKLICHEN (2008), LEG IHN UM! – EIN FAMILIENFILM (2012), ALTERSGLÜHEN – SPEED DATING FÜR SENIOREN (2014)