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Mostly Martha

CastMartina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner, Sibylle Canonica, Katja Studt, Antonio Wannek, Idil Uner, Oliver Broumis, Ulrich Thomsen
Year released2002
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Psychotherapy session. The psychotherapist asks chef Martha, “Why do you come to therapy every week?”
Patient Martha: “My boss says she’ll fire me if I don’t got to therapy.”
Psychotherapist: “Why do you think your boss believes you need therapy?” (0:01)

Martha tells her psychotherapist, “I’m not compulsive.” (0:11)

Dishwasher: “... so I just looked at him and said, ‘When you’re looking for an actress who strips, puts on leather gear and lets a priest whip her, you’re barking up the wrong tree!’”
”Like the guy at table 17... totally uptight.” (0:13)

Martha learns that her sister Christin has been killed. (0:14)

Her young niece Lina asks Martha, “Is Mommy dead?” (0:19)

Martha cries with grief. (0:21)

Martha tells restaraunt owner Frida, “A madman in my kitchen.”
Owner: “It’s my kitchen, and he isn’t mad.”
Martha: “Are you mad?” (0:30)

Psychotherapy session. Martha: “Are you this nice to all your patients?” (0:35)

Martha tells chef Lea, referring to Lina, “She fainted for hunger at school today.” (0:51)

Martha has a panic attack when she sees her kitchen in disarray. (1:07)

Psychotherapy session. Martha: “Napoleon’s Casaro killed himself out of sheer desperation because he couldn’t get the mascarpone right in France.” (1:09)

Chef Mario tells Martha, “Frida was raging mad, as you can imagine.” (1:24)

Mario asks Martha, referring to Lina, “Why would she want to stay with her family in sunny Italy when she can return to cold and gray Germany to live there with a nutcase like you?” (1:38)

Psychotherapy session. (1:42)

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