Escape to Life
Direction: Andrea Weiss, Wieland Speck
zero one film in Coproduction with Jezebel Films (GBR), ZDF, ARTE (F/D).
Funded by Filmförderung Hamburg.
Rental: Piffl Medien
World Distribution: SND Films
Cinema premiere: April 5, 2001
Erika and Klaus Mann are two of the most famous
siblings of the last century. They step out of the
shadow of their overbearing father, Thomas Mann.
Together they set out to conquer the world, to free
themselves from the constrains of social and moral
standards that ruled society between the wars. In
the end their quest for identity and individual freedom
is crushed by the powers that be – the short
escape to life ended in tragedy.
Seattle Lesbian &Gay Film Festival (US), 2001