Deutsche Version

Bildnis einer Trinkerin

English title: Ticket of No Return
Director: Ulrike Ottinger    → show biography   
Country: West Germany
Year: 1979
Synopsis: She, a woman of exquisite beauty, of classical dignity and harmonious Raphaelesque proportions, a woman, created like no other to be Medea, Madonna, Beatrice, Iphigenia, Aspasia, decided one sunny winter day to leave La Rotonda. She purchased a ticket of no return to Berlin-Tegel. She wanted to forget her past, or rather to abandon it like a condemned house. She wanted to concentrate all her energies on one thing, something all her own. To follow her own destiny at last was her only desire. Berlin, a city in which she was a complete stranger, seemed just the place to indulge her passion undisturbed. Her passion was alcohol, she lived to drink and drank to live, the life of a drunkard. Her resolve to live out a narcissistic, pessimistic cult of solitude strengthened during her flight until it reached the level at which it could be lived. The time was ripe to put her plans into action. (Introduction, excerpt from the script)
Language: German

Technical Attributes

Format: 35mm
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: English
Running time (minutes): 109
Color: color
Sound: Optical track
Aspect ratio: 1:1,66
Length in metres: 2986
Weight: 21.8
Number of reels: 7