A happy life in the fast lane: Charlotte succeeds at everything, but suddenly the ground is pulled out from under her.
What is it like to live with the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis? Can it be possible to continue life in a positive way and face the fear?
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Charlotte (Nike Fuhrmann) and Alec Plentley (Stefan Murr) live the life of a hip and professionally successful couple. They have been married for a year and a half, but see little of each other. Charlotte works as a bag designer for a well-known label, and Alec has great success as an architect. On the way home from a party, Charlotte causes a strange rear-end accident. Even though they remain unharmed, this is a sign for both of them to finally take a step back professionally. They decide to spend more time together again as a couple. Charlotte surprises Alec by saying that, despite Fashion Week being so important to her, she would finally like to go to the seaside with him for a few days. On the way to Cape Cod, they could actually drop in on Alec’s parents (Barbara Focke, Jürgen Haug), who run a beautiful apple farm in Marton Mills. But Alec would rather avoid his parents: They keep asking for a baby, and besides, after his brother’s death, the future of the farm is not settled, which puts additional pressure on him. On the drive, Charlotte develops pain and numbness in her legs. A consequence of the actually harmless rear-end collision in New York? At the hospital, doctor Olivia (Jana Klinge), a childhood friend of Alec’s, is unable to make a clear diagnosis and recommends that she rest immediately. Since the clinic is not far from Marton Mills, Alec drives Charlotte to his parents after all. Michael and Evelyn, who have not seen their son for ages, take care of their daughter-in-law in a very loving way. Their visit is visibly good for them. Charlotte receives the diagnosis of her MRI from Olivia: she suffers from multiple sclerosis. In shock, she refuses to accept the disease, betting on a misdiagnosis. The fear of losing everything that has been important to her so far in her life is too great: Her job, her money, her friends… Even Alec?
“Katie Fforde: You and Me” is the 26th film in the series and is set in New York and the surrounding area. The series is produced by Network Movie Hamburg, Jutta Lieck-Klenke, Sabine Jaspers. Producer: Carsten Kelber. The editorial office at ZDF is headed by Verena von Heereman.