Nicolette Krebitz – Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald AKA The Heart is a Dark Forest (2007)


A woman’s life is destroyed when she discovers that her husband has another family.

Marie accidentally discovers that her husband and the father of her two children is leading a double life. He has two of everything: two wives, two homes and two families. As soon as night falls, Marie leaves her home and secretly follows her husband to a masked ball. She is looking for consolation, for explanations. After daybreak, she will know whether she can face this new reality and return to her children…

The lead actors from Yella reunite in a movie that Variety’s Derek Elley says (in a not so positive review) that it “plays like Alain Robbe-Grillet met “Eyes Wide Shut.”

In the post-screening Q&A on Saturday, at a packed Luxor, director Krebitz commented on the symbol of the forest that is so deeply ingrained in the German spirit. “You have to find your way through the forest to reach a conclusion,” she said. Leaving that conclusion out would be robbing Medea of her essence. Continue reading