Leere Herzen

[Empty Hearts]

It’s 2025, and Germany is ruled by the Movement of Concerned Citizens. The EU has collapsed, the UN is facing dissolution and the surveillance powers of the police, secret services and the government have been continually expanded. Western democracy has passed into history. Britta Söldner has successfully arranged herself with the new system. Her cynicism has inspired a new business idea: Her agency provides suicide bombers to its customers who include ISIS as well as Green Power, an environmental campaign group fighting for a better planet, one without humans. Her world becomes ever more threatened as a suicide bomber who didn’t come from her agency attacks Leipzig Airport and a new group, »Empty Hearts«, emerges, who have stolen her idea.
»Empty Hearts is a timely thriller that asks the right questions« (rbb Inforadio), »a depiction of the mores of a society whose morality has unravelled« (h2-kultur) as well as a disturbing psychological thriller about a generation whose hearts are empty and who have no belief or convictions. »The German equivalent of Michel Houellebecq’s dystopian Submission.« (Die Zeit)

Juli Zeh

Juli Zeh

Juli Zeh was born 1974 in Bonn. She studied law from 1993 till 1998 in Passau and Leipzig. Even before the bar exam, she began studies at the Institute for German Literature in Leipzig, which she completed in 2000. In 2001 her first novel, Adler und ...

Plays by Juli Zeh

U: 18.01.2019 ETA Hoffmann Theater Bamberg (Regie: Daniela Kranz)