A woman in yellow suit drinks an alcoholic beverage.
Lady with a shopping cart watching another lady drinking from a bottle on a street.
A woman gazing through a window at another lady drinking a drink.
A person in white holding a pig on a leash.
Scene from the film Ticket of No Return
Scene from the film Ticket of No Return

Ticket of No Return

  • Germany
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The outré imagination of German New Wave visionary Ulrike Ottinger is on dazzling display in this alcohol-soaked tour through the Berlin underworld. A rich, unnamed, enigmatic woman (Ottinger regular Tabea Blumenschein) embarks on a single-minded quest to drink her way into oblivion, downing seemingly endless cognacs in eye-popping couture as she passes through a carnivalesque Berlin populated by rockers, punks, writers, artists, taxi drivers, and fellow drunks.


  • Original Title
    Bildnis einer Trinkerin
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ulrike Ottinger
  • Cinematography
    Ulrike Ottinger
  • Editing
    Ila von Hasperg
  • Sound
    Margit Eschenbach
  • Runtime
    109 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Colour

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