The Problem is my Wife

A staged approach to the perpetrators of domestic violence.

A contemporary film about non-contemporary patriarchal traditions. Calle Overweg explores the theme of domestic violence against women.


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Calle Overweg shows us, under laboratory conditions and employing genuine violence counsellors and (genuine) actors, men who are in the throes of an attempt to break free from the spiral of violence.

The case histories portrayed in this film are freely devised as the result of lengthy research. Specialists in the field of domestic violence have gone to great lengths to ensure that the men depicted in every way resemble those in genuine cases. Any similarities to real persons are intentional.