What is beautiful and who defines it? How far will people go to conform to ideals of beauty? Are there societal advantages to being beautiful? The film tells the life stories of three people of different nationalities who consider themselves confronted with severe facial disfigurement or the wish for further beautification.
They tell about how their lives changed and what plastic surgery did for them; about the conflict between one's own appearance and society's expectations and norms. Some of the most important and successful plastic surgeons of our time are interviewed. They help to understand this branch of medicine in which craft, science and art converges. The film sets out to continually pose the timeless question about the nature of beauty from ethical and aesthetic points of view. Representatives from the worlds of society and culture will also contribute to this ongoing debate.
Filmed in HD
85 min version
|Original Title||Sehnsucht nach Schönheit|
Benedikt Pictures GmbH & Co. KG
|Year Of Production||2010|
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
|Language Versions||English [OV], English [SUB TITLE], German [OV]|
Cast & Crew
Benedikt Pictures In Coproduction with BR
YLE nhb studios
O.H.C Otto Henning Capital AG