Lou Andreas-Salome, the woman who enraptured nineteenth century Europe's greatest minds, recounts her life to Ernst Pfeiffer in this German film directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post. A published novelist, poet and essayist, Salome's desire to live a life free from convention scandalized society but spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Ree and her lover, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Working with Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst.
Europe -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 -- Fiction.
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 -- Fiction.
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926 -- Fiction.
Women -- Europe -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Motion pictures, German.
Heesters, Nicole, actor.
Hertel, Susanne, screenwriter.
Kablitz-Post, Cordula, 1964- film director, screenwriter, film producer.
Lorenz, Katharina, actor.
Scheer, Alexander, 1976- actor.