Archive of films Marry Me / Heirate mich

2003, 105 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2003

The German Erik marries the Cuban mulatto Gladis who moves from Cuba to Hamburg with her 8-year-old son Omarito. An unusually open and funny documentary film about West and East, the battle of the sexes and the clash of two cultures.


Near Havanna’s Revolution Square, the beautiful mulatto Gladis gets engaged to the German Erik, whom she met in a disco one hot and humid Cuban night. They get married soon afterwards, and Gladis and her eight-year-old son Omarito move to Hamburg to be with Erik. An odyssey of hope and disappointment, conflict and tragi-comic events begins for all three of them. An unusually open and funny documentary film about departure and arrival, the battle of the sexes and the clash of two cultures.

About the director

Jeannette Eggert (1967, Gardelegen) took a course in Latin American studies at Rostock University in addition to audiovisual media at the Konrad Wolf Film and Television School (HFF) in Babelsberg. From 1995 onwards, she was involved in the production of various documentaries about Latin America. She lives in Berlin. Films: Cheerleader Stories (co-director, 2001), Heirate mich (co-director, 2003) Uli Gaulke (1968, Schwerin) first studied physics, then computer science, and later on theatre and finally film. He worked as a projectionist in various Berlin cinemas. He co-founded the Balasz theatre in Berlin in 1994. After various shorter films, he made his first feature length documentary, Havanna, mi amor in Cuba in 2000. His next documentary, Heirate mich (2003) follows one of the protagonists of his last movie, Gladis, on her way from Cuba to Germany.  


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Uli Gaulke, Jeannette Eggert
Screenplay: Uli Gaulke, Jeannette Eggert
Dir. of Photography: Axel Schneppat, Uli Gaulke
Music: Orishas
Editor: Markus Schmidt
Producer: Helge Albers
Production: Flying Monn Filmproduktion
Contact: Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH, Deckert Distribution


Uli Gaulke

Film Director

Jeannette Eggert

Axel Schneppat

Director of Photography

Patrick Merkle


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