Orphea in Love

Nele is a dreamer. Time and again, she escapes from her dreary everyday life into the soulful world of opera and music. Almost invisible, the young woman, who actually comes from a small village in Estonia, makes her way in a large German city as a multi-jobber. She lives in a student flat-share and earns her money in a call center and in the cloakroom at the State Opera. But she carries a secret from her past that keeps causing her horrible, bloody nightmares.

When she meets the street dancer and petty criminal Kolya, it is a fateful encounter for both of them, the meeting of soul mates. In a symbiosis of song and dance, they grow closer to each other. But Nele’s dark past stands in the way of their budding love.

The talent manager Höllbach represents the great opera diva Adela. He is her husband, manager, bodyguard and biggest fan all in one. But Adela’s career begins to falter when her voice fails her during a performance of Madame Butterfly. That’s when Höllbach becomes aware of Nele’s enormous singing talent. It seems to be Nele’s big chance.

Cast

Höllbach
Heiko Pinkowski
Nele
Mirjam Mesak
Adela
Ursina Lardi
Kolya
Guido Badalamenti
Elke Trautmann
Christina Große
Lilo
Ursula Werner
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Orphea in Love

Axel Ranisch

  • Fiction
Production Country / Year
Germany 2022
Language
de., en. OF mit de. UT
Format
DCP, Color, 107min
2.39:1, Discrete 5.1

Director & Crew

Axel Ranisch 1

Axel Ranisch

Born in 1983 in Berlin. Trained in Media and Theater Education. Studied Directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Worked as a director, actor, writer, composer and editor. Active as a writer, director for film and the opera, and producer.

Filmography

2008 DER WILL NUR SPIELEN!, Kurzfilm 

GLIOBLASTOM  (Co-Regie), Kurzfilm  HOF 2008

2011 DICKE MÄDCHEN, Spielfilm  HOF 2011 

2012 ROSAKINDER (Co-Regie), TV-Dokumentation  HOF 2012 

2013 ICH FÜHL MICH DISCO, Spielfilm 

REUBER, Spielfilm 

2015 ALKI ALKI, Spielfilm 

LÖWENZAHN (Toleranz, Gold, Mistkäfer), TV-Serie 

2016 FAMILIE LOTZMANN AUF DEN BARRIKADEN, Fernsehfilm  HOF 2016 

BABBELDASCH, Fernsehfilm 

2017 WALDLUST, Fernsehfilm  HOF 2017 

2018 LÖWENZAHN (Fluss, Wattenmeer, Fallschirm), Fernsehfilm 

2020 LÖWENZAHN – ABENTEUER IN SÜDAFRIKA, Fernsehfilm

2022 WIR, TV-Serie 2022 ORPHEA IN LOVE, Spielfilm  HOF 2022

Writer
Axel Ranisch
Dennis Pauls
Sönke Andresen
Director of Photography
Dennis Pauls
Editor
Milenka Nawka
Federico Neri
Set Designer
Verena Kaupert
Costume Designer
Alfred Mayerhofer
Casting Director
Die sehr gute Filmfamilie Serge/Dorny/Tillmann Wiegand von der Bayrischen Staatsoper
Sound
Jesús Casquete González
Sound Designer
Jan Pasemann
Darius Shahidifar
Music Composer
Martina Eisenreich
Make-up
Anna Kunz
Clara Bonnen
Producer
Anne Baeker
Dennis Pauls
Heiko Pinkowski
Axel Ransich