Actress Iris Berben would like to know more about the future. "It's not about being immortal and above all forever young. But I'm incredibly curious about how life will continue," said the 72-year-old of the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" (NOZ). "It just annoys me that I can't see what it will be like in 100, 500 or 2000 years. That's what makes me so angry about death. I'm not afraid of death, I'm angry at death. Me want to know how it goes."
She likes to live, "even with all these complications that are currently occurring and that are extremely stressful for me," says Berben. "It's not that I take my steps as naturally as I used to, but I question a lot of things. Should I do the next film? What can films actually achieve when you see all these catastrophes? When you still love to live so much like me, then death is a troublemaker."
On Good Friday, Berben can be seen in the ARD film "And then one gets up and opens the window" as a photographer with cancer who only has a few weeks to live. It hurts to watch yourself die when you see the finished film, Berben told the newspaper: "Because you keep reminding yourself: That won't be in 50 or 60 years. The good thing about it is that sometimes I really forget that it's me. I'm watching someone else do it."