Hearts' Desires

Hearts' Desires

Anke Napp

Anke Napp

Hollywood actor Vance van Sorel struggles with a failing marriage and a career that merely creeps along, when he is cast as a last minute replacement in the love story "Hearts' Desires". Internationally acclaimed director Alison Cartwright, who plans to make this movie the crowning project of her career, is not happy at all with the cast accompanying her to the set in South Africa. For Vance the return to his home country becomes bittersweet, and he has to deal with his unexpected attraction to Alison. They share the enthusiasm for their work, but given the fact that he is married and Alison's commitment phobia, the advances of one of his co-stars and the stress of the filming, a Hollywood happy ending seems unlikely for Vance. In the middle of this turmoil of love, jealousy and frustration, the film team is taken hostage by a group of desperate rebels on the run. Suddenly face to face with a deadly situation, every member of the film team has to realize what truly matters.About the AuthorI studied Medieval History, Art History, Romance literature and language and a little bit Catholic Theology in Münster and Eichstätt. My prime research project was the Order of the Knights Templar, and so I wrote my thesis about the proceedings against the Order and finished the first stage of my studies in 1996. After some months in the Cistercian monastery Lichtenthal in Baden-Baden I was back at the university in 1997 and began research for my doctoral thesis and made some minor publications. The theme I chose was the cult of city-saints in Southern France and their political implications. I graduated in 2000 and published my findings finally in 2002. I live in Hamburg since 2003, together with my husband and my cat "Mr. Spock". Here I work as supervisor of the media center at the Institut of Art History and as IT supporter. In my spare time I continue research in the history of the Templars and other subjects, and I love to write and create artwork with Photoshop.
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