Gina is German. It is common knowledge that German men love their cars more than the other sex. Gina is fighting on two fronts against this state of affairs. As an automobile inspector at the Technical Supervisory Authority, she lovingly takes advantage of her situation and satisfies her thirst for revenge against man and machine. In her private life, she commits herself with wholehearted abandon to the sexual revolution she missed out on in the past. Whatever Gina does, she does so with German thoroughness.
“I’m British, my dear!” says Harry, meaning he is composed, discreet and reserved; characteristics that have always served him well in his job as a kettle drummer. But like everyone, Harry wants to shake the very foundations of the world – not just eardrums. He loves explosions. A mistimed firework display triggers a marital crisis and the shock wave sends him to Hamburg. Or, to be more exact, into the attic apartment of Gina, who would rather get rid of him right away. That is the beginning of a wonderfully hostile relationship, and one in which Harry, experienced in marital crises, and the relationship-terrorist Gina prove to be an equal match. –piafrankenberg.de
Pia Frankenberg is a filmmaker and author. She has produced numerous short films and films since 1979 and has written four books. Her latest book “Nora” was published in 2006. She currently works on a new book with narratives. Pia Frankenberg lives in New York City.
Born in Cologne, Germany, in 1957. Early childhood spent in Rhöndorf by the Rhine.
1964 – 67 Primary School in Rhöndorf.
1967 – 71 Catholic Girls High School Liebfraueninsel Nonnenwerth Bad Honnef, Rhein.
1971 – 76 Continued high school education at Schule Schloß Salem, Salem/Bodensee.
1976 Abitur – graduation.
Relocation to Hamburg, trained as an actress at the Hochschule für Musik and Darstellende Kunst in Hamburg for two semesters.
Member of various independent theatre groups.
Attended workshop at the Theatre of the Oppressed organized by the Brazilian Augusto Boal (within the context of the Theatre of Nations in Hamburg, 1979). read more