Today the family tragicomedy ‘Die Wahre Schönheit‘ (English title: “The Ugly Truth“) by Eva Habermann is released in Germany on DVD and Blu-Ray as well as internationally on VoD portals. Her 4th self-produced film ‘Die wahre Schönheit’ has already won more than 54 awards at film festivals worldwide this year, 19 of them in the category ‘Best Film’. The film ‘Die Wahre Schönheit‘, which is running in the international competitions under the English title ‘The Ugly Truth‘, was particularly celebrated in the USA.
Theo (Marcus Grüsser) always dreamed of a career as a writer, but always failed because of his fear of failing. After the tragic suicide of his first wife thirteen years ago, he found support in her sister Mona (Eva Habermann). But a serious accident leaves Mona with a crippled leg. She numbs her suffering with medication and alcohol.
When Alina (Caroline Hartig), the charming daughter of one of Mona’s friends, temporarily moves in with the family, the shaky construct collapses. Theo takes refuge in romantic fantasies with the young Alina. The more Theo blossoms, the more Mona slips into a deep depression. Theo’s pubescent daughter Hanna (Lilly Liefers) is the only one who recognizes the seriousness of the situation and stands helplessly by as her stepmother Mona slides more and more towards the abyss.
Eva Habermann plays the depressive, alcoholic Mona with stringy hair, tear-stained maku up, bloated body, who increasingly loses control over her life. You’ve never seen Eva Habermann like this before. And never before has a producer cast her so hard on the psychological abyss, so far from any outward attractiveness. She did it herself – as producer of ‘The Ugly Truth‘. Her appearance is often unflattering to the point of pain. She gained an extra 15 kilos to fill the role.
With her film production company Fantomfilm, Eva Habermann engaged other well-known acting colleagues such as Marcus Grüsser and Simon Böer as well as a number of talented young actors such as Lilly Liefers, Emma Schweiger as well as Caroline Hartig for ‘Die wahre Schönheit‘.
As someone personally affected, Eva Habermann is committed to getting the subject of depression out of the public taboo corner: “I hope that the film ‘Die Wahre Schönheit‘ will show the whole world what it is like to be a person who is mentally exhausted and suffering from depression. I want people who suffer from depression to feel understood and I want to show how hard it is for loved ones to deal with it.”
Equipment and technical data of the physical editions:
Blu-Ray | Picture format: WS 1:1,85 / 1080p 23.976 | Total running time film: 101 min | Sound format: German Dolby Surround 5.1 and 2.0 | Subtitles: English | Bonus: Trailer 1 “Theo’s perspective” and Trailer 2 “Hanna’s perspective” | Packaging: Scanavo box | Reversible cover without FSK logo | Rating: FSK 16
DVD | Picture format: WS 1:1,85 / 1080p 23.976 | Total running time film: 101 min | Sound format: German Dolby Surround 5.1 and 2.0 | Subtitles: English | Bonus: Trailer 1 “Theo’s Perspective” and Trailer 2 “Hanna’s Perspective” | Packaging: Amaray (transparent) | Reversible cover without FSK logo | Rating: FSK 16