ⓘ The Girl and Death

The Girl and Death

ⓘ The Girl and Death

The Girl and Death is a love story of Nicolai and Elise a courtesan. Their love is obstructed by materialism, wealth, and death. The film, based on an original script by Jos Stelling and Bert Rijkelijkhuizen, tells the story of the Russian physician Nicolai, who returns to an old hotel, the place where he first met his great love half a century ago and relives his romantic tragedy.

A large part of the film is set in the late nineteenth century, and the action takes place in an abandoned hotel/sanatorium in Tannenfeld^, Thuringia where most of the film was also shot. The hotel still bears the traces of past glory. Eventually, it becomes clear why Nicolai has really returned.


1. Cast

  • Dieter Hallervorden as The Count
  • Renata Litvinova as Nina
  • Svetlana Svetlichnaya as Old Nina
  • Sylvia Hoeks as Elise
  • Sergey Makovetsky as Old Nicolai
  • Leonid Bichevin as Nicolai
  • Eva-Maria Kurz as The Old Actress