Pleasure and Pain: The Science of Love | German Premiere

Film + Talk

Documentary / Judith König / Germany / 2018 / 52 min / OV with ST

How does love arise? What happens in our minds and hearts when we love someone? And how do these processes differ in humans compared to those in animals? Judith König shows us the latest scientific findings on hormones and heart-throbs. And even tell us when love can even become dangerous for us.

Filmtalk: The science behind love. The oxytocin hormone as a basis for affection, tenderness and trust


Ann-Christin Hornberger, Editor Wissen, ARTE/ZDF, Germany


Judith König, Director, Science Journalist, Germany

Tristan Chytroschek, Producer, a&o buero filmproduktion, Germany

Prof. Dr. Beate Ditzen, Director Institute of Medical Psychology, Center for Psychosocial Medicine , University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany

Dr. Monika Eckstein, Institute of Medical Psychology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany


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International Competition of the 54th International Festival of Science Documentary Films Academia Film Olomouc, Docville Belgium


Ann-Christin Hornberger

Commissioning Editor, Science and Knowledge

Judith König

Biologist | Science Journalist

Tristan Chytroschek

Producer, a&o buero filmproduktion gmbh

Prof. Dr. Beate Ditzen

Head of the Institute of Medical Psychology

Dr. Monika Eckstein

Research fellow, Medical Psychology

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