Der Fischer und seine frau | 2005
A modern take on a Brothers Grimm classics. The story revolves around Ida and Otto who fall in love in rural Japan where Ida has gone in search of inspiration for her fabrics, and where Otto, a verterinarian, is buying koi for German collectors. They marry in a traditional Japanese ceremony, but the honeymoon ends when they return to Germany. Otto helps Ida in her career, to the detriment of his own, and when she gives birth to a child, he stays at home to take care of the baby. Ida wants it all: a family, a flourishing career and an ambitious husband, but the more Otto sacrifices, the more she asks of him, to a point where Otto feels sad and rejected.