ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH

Germany

Synopsis

Alma is a scientist at the famous Pergamon Museum in Berlin. In order to obtain research funds for her work, she is persuaded to participate in an extraordinary study. For three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot tailored to her character and needs, whose artificial intelligence is intended to be the perfect life partner for her. Alma meets up with Tom, a highly sophisticated machine in human form, created solely to make her happy.

I’M YOUR MAN tells of an encounter that may await us in the near future. It is a melancholy comedy that looks at questions of love, longing and what makes human beings human.

Director's Biography

One of Germany's most acclaimed actresses, Maria Schrader is a two-time winner of the German Film Award and three-time winner of the Bavarian Film Award. Her international breakthrough came with the lesbian romance film AIMÉE & JAGUAR in 1999 which earned her the Best Actress award at the Berlinale. She worked with directors such as Margarethe von Trotta, Doris Dörrie, Peter Greenaway, Max Färberböck, Rajko Grilic and Agnieszka Holland. Recently, she thrilled television audiences in the Emmy-winning and internationally renowned Cold War drama series DEUTSCHLAND 83/86/89 (2015-2020). Maria's directorial debut LOVE LIFE was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Zeruya Shalev. The film premiered at the Festa del Cinema in Rome in 2007. She later directed 2016's STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE, a film recounting the exileD author's journey from Europe to South America which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival's Piazza Grande. It was Austria's Oscar's submission in 2017 and won the People's Choice Award for Best European Film at the European Film Awards 2017. In 2020 Maria was the first German director to win a Primetime Emmy for the mini series UNORTHODOX.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2021 - I'M YOUR MAN
2020 - UNORTHODOX, mini series
2016 - STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE
2014 - 24H JERUSALEM, doc., 1 episode
2007 - LOVE LIFE
1998 - THE GIRAFFE
1995 - STILLE NACHT – EIN FEST DER LIEBE, co-writer
1991 - I WAS ON MARS, co-writer
1989 - ROBBYKALLEPAUL, co-writer
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Maria Schrader

Written by: Jan Schomburg, Maria Schrader

Produced by: Lisa Blumenberg

Cinematography: Benedict Neuenfels

Editing: Hansjörg Weißbrich

Production Design: Cora Pratz

Costume Design: Anette Guther

Make-Up & Hair: Barbara Kreuzer, Andrea Allroggen

Original Score: Tobias Wagner

Sound: Patrick Veigel

Visual Effects: Florian Obrecht

Casting: Anja Dihrberg

Main Cast: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller, Hans Löw

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2021