The documentary “Character One: Susan” has its cinema release in Germany today. Director Tim Lienhard presents the film today in Cologne in the Filmpalette and tomorrow and on Saturday together with his protagonist Susan Angelini in Berlin. The film will be shown on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 8:30 pm at the City Kino Wedding and on Saturday at 7:15 pm at the Ladenkino in Friedrichshain. And anyone who would like to learn more about the film can experience the two of them talking to Knut Elstermann on Saturday at around 12:30 pm at radioeins in the cinema show Zwölf Uhr Mittags.
Tim Lienhard got to know Susan at the beginning of the 90s at the Loveparade and could not escape her fascination. His documentary film is both a bow to a unique woman and a production of a diva. At the same time, however, in the conversations with Susan and the people who surround her, it becomes clear that she is struggling with the consequences of a difficult childhood and youth and the abuse she has experienced, and with an enormous will to survive she is trying to maintain her independence.