The only thing that Jade and Maria have in common is their twice unfaithful ex-husband. Because of this legal treachery, the two very different women end up sharing the luxurious loft where Maria once lived, and Jade still clings to as her own. They wage a small war over a very large chunk of New York City real estate, but this is a battle in which words are more valuable, and far more entertaining, than money.
MARGARETHE VON TROTTA ranks among the most important female directors in German cinema since the 1970s, during which time she also made a name for herself as an actress. Today primarily active as a screenwriter and director, her most well-known films include: THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM (1975, in co-direction with Volker Schlöndorff), THE SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES (1977), SISTERS OR THE BALANCE OF HAPPINESS (1979), MARIANNE AND JULIANE (1981), SHEER MADNESS (1983), ROSA LUXEMBURG (1985), THE AFRICAN WOMAN (1990), THE LONG SILENCE (1993), THE PROMISE (1994), ROSENSTRASSE (2003), I AM THE OTHER WOMAN (2006), VISION (2009), HANNAH ARENDT (2012), and FORGET ABOUT NICK (2017), among others.