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Directed byMika'ela Fisher
Written byMika'ela Fisher
Produced byMika'ela Fisher
CinematographyPhilippe Deutsch
Edited byPierre Goupillon
Music byBirgit Yew
Chrysopras Films
Distributed bySaint-André-des-Arts
Release date
  • 7 January 2015 (2015-01-07)
Running time
20 minutes

Männin is a 2015 French-German philosophical drama film (short film) written and directed by Mika'ela Fisher.[1][2][3][4]


What does being a man? What does being a woman? A search for identity that unites these two sexes to the same person.


Männin is a term originated by Martin Luther, meaning woman created from the rib of man.( Verse Gen 2:23 ).

And the man said, "This at last is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. One will call her she- man (Männin), based on this that she was taken out of the man". Lutherbibel

About the film[edit]

Männin is a psychological interrogation. Man and woman deal with the identity rules of society and try to become aware of their role. In doing so, they resort to their biblical ancestors , the first human pair and ancestral parents of all humans, Adam and Eve.

The dialogues of the film are alternately in German and French, and are intended to support the idea of duality.


  • Both Adam and Eve are portrayed by the same person to reveal the duality and yet sameness of us all.
  • The film ends with a thesis of Franz Kafka. Oktavheft G ( II, 2 )

"We were expelled from paradise and therefore it remained intact. This expulsion is in a way a form of good luck, because had we not been expelled from paradise, paradise would have had to be destroyed.” (Franz Kafka) [5]



Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 Accolade Global Film Competition
Award of Merit (Women Filmmakers) Mika'ela Fisher Won
2015 American Psychological Association Film Festival
Best Short Film (Avant-garde) Mika'ela Fisher Nominated


The film started a theatrical run on January 7, 2015 at Cinema Saint André des Arts in Paris, and was shown again at the Arthouse Cinema Studio Galande from December 16, 2015 to January 2016.[3][11][12] The film is listed in the catalog of Bibliothèque nationale de France,[13] Mediapart.[14]


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