The Hairdresser (Die Friseuse)
Set after the fall of the Berlin wall at the dawn of a new chapter for the city, the story begins one life-changing morning in the Berlin low-income district of Marzahn. Single mother KATHI (acclaimed theater, TV and film actress Gabriele Maria Schmeide) is about to embark on a new chapter of her own. She nailed the phone interview with a local hair salon and was hired as new manager and stylist. When she arrives, the owner takes one look at her and tells her that she does not “fit” in after all. But Kathi doesn’t have thick skin for nothing, literally and figuratively. Just as she is about to give him a piece of her mind, she spots a much better solution right across the street – available salon space! Kathi has an epiphany: She’ll open her own salon! Who needs mean and insulting bosses anyway? She will be her own boss from now on. Kathi quickly realizes that getting started is not as easy asdreaming. But no lack of experience, contacts and, above all, money, will keep the ever cheerful and persevering Kathi from pursuing her dream.