A E I O U - A Quick Alphabet of Love

by Nicolette Krebitz

A E I O U - A Quick Alphabet of Love


An actress is mugged in front of a trendy bar in West Berlin. Barging into her, a young man takes her handbag and runs off into the night. A short while later, they meet again. Anna (Sophie Rois) and Adrian (Milan Herms). This time she is his teacher and supposed to improve his speaking skills. Adrian is an orphan and considered a “difficult case”. Anna is an actress but hasn't been working for a while. Both have strayed from their path and don’t quite fit in. The speech classes take place at Anna’s apartment. Her flat belongs to Michel (Udo Kier), who owns the whole house. He is her biggest fan and dearest friend. Soon, the lessons turn into dinners, strolls and shared cigarettes. And eventually Anna and Adrian decide to take on the world. Cheered on by each others affection, without a penny to their name, they leave town. They want to go to France, to the seaside.


Nicolette Krebitz was born and brought up in West Berlin. She studied classical dance at Berlin’s Ballett Centrum and obtained her acting diploma at the Fritz Kirchhoff Drama School in 1992. She has appeared in front of the camera in cinema and TV productions since 1982. In 1999, she realised her own film, JEANS, and has since then been working alternately as a director and actress. In 2019, she was awarded the Berlin Art Prize from the Academy of Arts in the Film and Media Art category.


Sophie Rois as Anna
Udo Kier as Michel
Milan Herms as Adrian
Nicolas Bridet as Kommissar Gregori


Writer & Director: Nicolette Krebitz
Director of Photography: Reinhold Vorschneider
Editor: Bettina Böhler
Production Design: Sylvester Koziolek
Costume Design: Tabassom Charaf
Make-Up: Anne Moralis, Ragna Jornitz
Original Sound: Uve Haußig
Sound Design: Luise Hofmann
Music Consultant: Martin Hossbach
Re-Recording Mixer: Martin Steyer
Casting: Nina Haun
Commissioning Editors: Ulrich Herrmann (SWR), Andreas Schreitmüller (ARTE)
Production Manager: Gabi Lins
Line Producers: Daria Wichmann, Janina Schafft
Executive Producer: Ben von Dobeneck
Producers: Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade (Komplizen Film)
Co-producers: Jean-Christophe Reymond (Kazak Productions), Peter Hartwig (kineo Filmproduktion), SWR, Arte

Technical Data

Original title: A E I O U - Das schnelle Alphabet der Liebe
Duration: 104 min
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Format: 2K
Sound: 5.1
Year: 2022
Original languages: German, French
Countries of production: Germany, France

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