Martha's therapy sessions, however, turn into monologues on food, and her approach to stress management usually involves briefly retreating to the restaurant's walk-in refrigerator.
Martha's life takes a dramatic turn when she learns that her sister is killed in a car accident, leaving behind an eight-year-old daughter, Lina (Maxime Foerste).
Mostly Martha (original German title: Bella Martha) is a 2001 German romantic comedy drama film written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck and starring Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, and Sergio Castellitto.
Your phone is always on silent or the calls go unanswered because you honestly don't even have the time to stare at the caller screen.
You've made more commitments than you can singlehandedly uphold and yet, somehow you manage to do it, anyway.
Martha Klein (Martina Gedeck) is a chef at Lido, a gourmet restaurant in Hamburg, Germany.
A perfectionist who lives only for her work, Martha has difficulty relating to the world other than through food.
On the other hand, there are many people who put in long hours, but still give back to their loved ones and enjoy outside activities when they have free time. There is a very serious distinction between the two.
When work becomes all consuming and joyless – that is, you go well beyond what’s necessary and have no other interests or activities – it becomes a negative addiction.
Like, I did not think it was a big deal when I said I was having a miscarriage, but that was a huge deal to a huge number of people. He is one of the most famous safari guides in the world, and he says he tells people to “never run away from an animal.
It’s very hard to tell which of our secrets are huge and which are small. Then run.” And there was one time when he was guiding a man and woman through some elephants, and a mother elephant started chasing them. They ran for about half a mile, and they still hadn’t gotten away.
That if the alternative is terrible, we can keep running.
In fact, I have not spoken more than a few words to him in weeks.
The film won the Créteil International Women's Film Festival Grand Prix Award, and was nominated for the Goya Award for Best European Film in 2002.