Documentary-style feature about the eventful life of Hamburg's high-class prostitute and later social worker Domenica Niehoff
Domenica's mother leaves Italy and her violent husband, makes her way to Germany with her two children, but gets arrested eventually. Domenica and her brother end up in an orphanage where they are educated by nuns. In the age of 17 Domenica gets to know brothel owner Joseph Rothenberg who is just as violent as her father. He takes Domenica to Hamburg, and she starts working as a dominatrix.
Awards and Festivals
- Rotterdam, Chicago, Viennale, Warschau, Sao Paulo, Hof, La Boule u.v.a.