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Women Don't Lie

Michael Juncker
While in Italy, Marie falls madly in love with a charming surgeon, Xaver Gruber of Vienna. This worries her friend Hannah, who has sworn off men after her divorce. Xaver, who is afraid of serious relationships and prefers short affairs, gives Marie someone else's business card. Marie's passionate letters are delivered to this complete stranger, the nice but chaotic French mechanic Xavier Martin, who also lives in Vienna. After seeing her picture, Xavier falls hopelessly in love with Marie. Hannah, who wants to end Marie's agony, convinces her to get to the bottom of things. Xavier is surprised, and in an attempt not to disappoint Marie, introduces himself as "Louis Lefort," claiming that his friend Xavier is away. Hannah immediately falls in love with "Louis," unaware that she is interfering with Xavier's love for Marie. Turbulent days full of mix-ups, longing and unrequited love climax in a jumble of misunderstandings.
Technical Data
Running time: 100
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby SR
Language spoken: German
Production year: 1996
Credits
Director(s):
Writer(s): Michael Juncker, Siegbert Kammerer, Helmut Trunz
Cinematographer(s): Helmut Trunz, Michi Riebl
Key cast: Jennifer Nitsch, Martina Gedeck, Dominique Horwitz, Andrea Eckert, Peter Sattmann, Rebecca Horner, Monica Bleibtreu, Jonathan Kinsler, Maik Solbach, Gerhard Zemann, Feo Schenk, Beatrice Frey, Silvia Fenz
Producer: Michael Juncker
Producers: Danny Krausz, Gerd Huber, Renate Seefeldt
Production company
DOR FILM Produktion GmbH
Bergsteiggasse 36
1170 Vienna
tel:+43 1 427 10 11
With
Cobra Film GmbH (D) in cooperation with ORF/ZDF