Dürrenmatt was one of those people who liked to think out loud. One of those people who claimed never to feel despair, because he was always intoxicated by the possibilities of good, evil and crazy that exist in the world. For him, humor was the only way to distance himself from a world he found unbearable.
The film is centerd around the unknown love story between Friedrich Dürrenmatt and his wife Lotti Dürrenmatt-Geissler. For 40 years they were in a very close relationship, there was no play he didn’t discuss with her, no rehearsal she didn’t attend.
But in later years, their relationship became increasingly strained. And when Lotti died in 1983, Dürrenmatt plunged into a deep crisis, which he was only able to free himself from when he found a great new love.
DÜRRENMATT: A LOVESTORY is an intimate memorial to Friedrich Dürrenmatt, the man, the thinker, writer and painter.