Der Schatten des Schreibers (1995)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Austria  |  
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A writer is visited by one of his creations in this Austrian fantasy comedy. Crime novelist Robert David aspires to write "serious" literature. The heavy drinking writer's first attempt is an epic romance in which a daring hero (patterned after himself) is involved with a lovely, yet passive heroine, Sarah. One day, as Robert gazes into the hotel window across the street he sees a woman who is the perfect physical match of his Sarah. They meet and he is shocked to discover that her personality is the total opposite of his character's personality. Whereas the fictional Sarah is meek and gentle, the real one is fiery and independent. She wants to be no one's fantasy. Robert's friends see nothing amiss about the fact that a fictional person has magically come to life. When a police official threatens her, they valiantly rally 'round her. Apparently the cop is trying to get revenge on Robert, who slept with his wife, by having Sarah, a woman with no past and no documentation committed to an asylum.

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police-officer, revenge, writer