by Sönke Wortmann

Based on the bestselling novel by Charlotte Roche (Wetlands), translated into more than 15 languages

WRECKED tells the story of three completely normal days in the life of Elizabeth Kiehl: parenting, organic food and therapy are just as much a part of her everyday life as the common visits with her husband to a brothel. The young woman in her early 30s is highly neurotic, always worrying and is afraid of pretty much everything – except sex… and that's why it is so important to her. She not only wants to be the perfect mother, but also the perfect wife and lover. Radically open, self-confident and full of ferocious humor, WRECKED is the portrait of a vulnerable young woman who tries to please everyone without losing her own sanity.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 93 minutes
Original title
directed by
Sönke Wortmann
produced by
Constantin Film Produktion and Little Shark Entertainment in co-production with WDR, ARTE and Gerhard Lidl Film
  • Lavinia Wilson
  • Vogel Jürgen (THE WAVE)
  • Juliane Köhler (TWO LIVES)
  • Anna Stieblich
  • Robert Gwisdek (THE WEEKEND)

Press Quotes

"A condemning commentary on the unrealistic and damaging pressures placed on women as wives and mothers. Roche‘s writing is as compelling and complex as it is salacious and explicit, expertly dissecting the basis of relationships to show that traditional ideals have no place in the modern marriage. This thought-provoking, original novel highlights the urgent need to liberate women from the shackles of gender stereotyping."
Independent UK - book review