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Ich will alles - The Gitte Haenning Story


Gitte Haenning - an exceptional showbiz talent -

celebrated her 60th birthday on the 29th of June 2006 and can look back on a

more than 50 year long career. In the 50’s, similar to little Conny Froeboess

here in Germany, Gitte rocketed to teen-idol status in her homeland,

Denmark. With the song „Ich will ‘nen Cowboy als Mann“ she won the Deutsche

Schlagerfestspiele in 1963. Shortly afterwards, she and Rex Gildo are hailed

as German pops dream couple. Before long, Gitte feels she has been

typecast and decides to leave the mainstream. She makes movies, dedicates

herself to jazz music and stays a hit artist with songs like “So schön kann doch

kein Mann sein”. In 1973, she represents Germany at the Eurovision Song

Contest with the song “Junger Tag”.

Following an ebb to her popularity and a broken marriage,

Gitte manages a successful comeback in the late 70’s, with songs like “Freu

Dich bloss nicht zu früh” und “Ich will alles”. The blonde young star with the

sugar-sweet image becomes a self-confident woman. She releases records in

French, English, Italian, Finnish, Dutch, Spanish, German and Danish,

participates in more than 120 TV shows all over Europe and she is virtually

swamped with awards!

The author and film director Marc Boettcher (Strangers

In The Night - the Bert Kaempfert Story) accompanies Gitte Haenning not

only to the scenes of her greatest successes, but also presents her in private.

This documentary enables relatives, colleagues and friends, such as Peter

Kraus, Udo Lindenberg and Wencke Myhre to have their say and

presents hitherto unreleased film material.

  • Dokumentation - The Gitte Haenning Story