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Cherry Blossoms

Kirschblüten – Hanami / CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Germany, France 2008., 127'


Doris Dörrie


Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner


Best actor, best production
Best costume design,  Leading actor, Outsanding feature film

When Trudi learns that her husband Rudi is dangerously ill, she suggests visiting their children in Berlin without telling him the truth. As Franzi and Karl don't care much about their parents, Trudi and Rudi go to the Baltic Sea, where Trudi suddenly dies. Rudi is thrown out of gear, even more when he learns that his wife wanted to live a totally different life in Japan

Dörrie made her professional debut on television in 1978 and began turning out documentaries and films such as „Paula aus Portugal“ (1979); her work was so popular that a West German TV station provided backing for her first feature film, „Mitten ins Herz“ (1983). Her best-known film is the award-winning comedy „Men..“ (1985), which was an examination of men. Her bittersweet comedy „Keiner Liebt Mich“ was among Germany's top-grossing films of 1995. In addition to directing, Dörrie is also a prolific author and since 1987 has published seven volumes of short stories and a novel. In 1997 she directed „Bin ich Schön?/Am I Beautiful?“