The legendary writer and psychoanalyst Lou Andreas-Salomé is leading a lonely existence in Göttingen, threatened by the Nazi regime. She begins to write her memoirs with Ernst Pfeiffer and vows never to fall in love and to pursue intellectual perfection. Lou attains her goal of an intellectual and free spirited life, but when she meets the young, unknown writer Rainer Maria Rilke, she falls in love. After they break up she has numerous affairs. Only when Lou begins to attend Sigmund Freud’s lectures she becomes a well-esteemed psychoanalyst and finally recognizes the trauma of her youth.
Cordula Kablitz-Post was born in Aachen. She works as a director, author and producer. She studied German, French and English at the Ludwigs-University, Munich, and the Free University, Berlin. She is the founder of avanti media Film and Fernsehproduktion, which produced formats such as “Through the Night with…”, which was awarded the Adolf-Grimme-Award in 2006. In 2001, avanti media fiction GmbH was founded, whose first production “Sophiiiie!” won several awards at the Film Festival Munich.