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Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to be Free (2018)

Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to be Free
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,875Details
International Box Office $74,216Details
Worldwide Box Office $87,091
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Lou Andreas-Salomé, the woman who enraptured 19th century Europe’s greatest minds, recounts her life to Ernst Pfeiffer in this German film directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post. A published novelist, poet and essayist, Salomé’s desire to live a life free from convention scandalized society but spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Rée and her lover, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Under the tutelage of Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,901-14,000) 13,959 $12,875
All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,401-9,500) 9,467 $74,216
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,601-15,700) 15,668 $87,091
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,329 $12,875

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 20th, 2018 (Limited) by Cinema Libre
International Releases: April 27th, 2018 (Wide) (Spain)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, 1930s, 1910s, Psychiatrist, Writing and Writers, Terminal Illness, Autumn Years, Woman in a Male Dominated Profession, Biography, Poet
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Avanti Media Fiction, Tempest Film Produktion und Verleih, KGP, Arri Media, Cinema Libre Studio
Production Countries: Austria,


Katharina Lorenz    Lou Andreas-Salomé (ages 21 - 50)
Liv Lisa Fries    Lou Andreas-Salomé (age 16)
Nicole Heesters    Lou Andreas-Salomé (age 72)
Matthias Lier    Ernst Pfeiffer
Katharina Schuttler    Marichen
Philipp Hauß    Paul Rée
Alexander Scheer    Friedrich Nietzsche
Julius Feldmeier    Rainer Rilke
Merab Ninidze    Friedrich Carl Andreas
Peter Simonischek    Gustav von Salomé

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Cordula Kablitz-Post    Screenwriter
Susanne Hertel    Screenwriter
Matthias Schellenberg    Director of Photography
Nikolai Ritter    Production Designer
Bettina Helmi    Costume Designer
Beatrice Babin    Editor
Judit Varga    Music by
Cordula Kablitz-Post    Producer
Helge Sasse    Producer
Gabriele Kranzelbinder    Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/04/20 74 $5,060   1 $5,060   $5,060 1
2018/04/27 78 $3,230 -36% 2 $1,615   $9,650 2
2018/05/04 92 $607 -81% 1 $607   $11,845 3
2018/05/11 99 $425 -30% 1 $425   $12,589 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/04/20 73 $6,420   1 $6,420   $6,420 1
2018/04/27 83 $4,818 -25% 2 $2,409   $11,238 2
2018/05/04 96 $926 -81% 1 $926   $12,164 3
2018/05/11 100 $711 -23% 1 $711   $12,875 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Spain 4/27/2018 $0 0 16 16 $74,216 5/18/2018
International Total$74,216 5/18/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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