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Producer: Wiedemann & Berg Television in co-production with Wilma Film for ARD Degeto in cooperation with ZDF Enterprises
Cast: Kristin Suckow, Martin Wuttke, Johannes Zirner, Hannes Wegener, Eleonore Weisgerber, Maren Eggert, Jasmin Schwiers, Lena Klenke, Pit Bukowski, Franziska Wulf, Butz Ulrich Buse and Leslie Malton
Ottilie von Faber-Castell

2 x 90'

Germany towards the end of the 19th century. The pencil manufacturer Lothar von Faber (Martin Wuttke) nominates his 16-year-old granddaughter Ottilie (Kristin Suckow) to inherit his business. The 76-year-old industrialist is convinced of the young lady’s talents and determination. He also knows he doesn’t have much time left to prepare her for the enormous challenges that lie ahead.

To keep her place in this world of men, the future chairwoman sets out to learn everything there is to know about the pencil business - from manufacturing to marketing. Her grandfather bequeaths his beloved Ottilie one further piece of advice, when choosing a partner, she shouldn’t be led by her feelings but should act in the family’s best interests. He finds a most eligible suitor in the similarly ambitious and tenacious Alexander Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen.

Ottilie, however, has other ideas; her heart secretly beats for the handsome Baron Philipp von Brand zu Neidstein , who has already been making his intentions toward Ottilie known. Always independent, Ottilie is just as determined to choose her own partner as she is to continue running the future business after marriage and motherhood.

To steer her own course in life, Ottilie is going to have to take on a society and family who are ill prepared to deal with such an ambitious and autonomous woman.

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