About The Looking For and The Finding of Love

by Helmut Dietl

And they tried to live happily ever after?

The composer Mimi Nightingale and the singer Venus Morningstar fall desperately in love, then spend the next seven years fighting until they finally split up.After their separation, they both become painfully aware that they have lost the love of their lives. At first, they attempt practical solutions to overcome their grief: Venus finds a new boyfriend and Mimi kills himself.Even though now in different worlds, they realize the heartbreaking truth that they simply cannot be without each other – but it appears to be too late.Desperate but unwavering in her belief that love is stronger than death, Venus descends, as Orpheus once had, into the forbidding depths of the underworld to retrieve her lost lover…

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 90 minutes
Original title
Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe
directed by
Helmut Dietl
produced by
Produced by Diana Film and Fanes Film in coproduction with Medienfonds GFP Typhoon Films Constantin Film and ZDF with backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderungsanstalt FFA)
  • Moritz Bleibtreu (THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX))
  • Alexandra Maria Lara (DOWNFALL)
  • Uwe Ochsenknecht
  • Heino Ferch (DOWNFALL)