Crazy Hormones – Men and Women in Menopause

A Film by Reinhild Dettmer-Finke and Claudia Dejá

Virtually every woman who enters menopause has questions about what’s happening to her body and how to effectively deal with the changes. The broad availability of medicines, remedies and even hormones even conveys the concept that menopause as a curable “deficiency disorder”.

This documentary takes a look at the scientific and medical contexts of menopause as well as the latest findings in international research. Are artificial hormones medically necessary or a seductive, supposed fountain of youth? Do they truly assist in alleviating the suffering of women, or are they lifestyle drugs reflecting a zeitgeist in which ageing is no longer acceptable and older people are seen as “flawed”?

A visual and provoking science documentary about the hot time of menopause that also takes a look at whether and how the hormones in men likewise go crazy.

Genre

  • Documentary

Authors

  • Reinhild Dettmer-Finke, Claudia Dejá

Broadcaster

  • ZDF/Arte

Running Time

  • 50 Minutes

Year of Production

  • 2018