Kirschblüten - Hanami

Kirschblüten - Hanami

Deutschland 2007/2008, Spielfilm

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Cherry Blossoms - Hanami

A story of selfless love that is also a poetic journey into the meaning of life itself. Trudi is the only one who knows that her husband is terminally ill with cancer. When his doctor suggests that the couple undertake one last trip together, Trudi persuades her husband to accompany her to visit her children and grandchildren in Berlin. However, the members of their family are far too wrapped up in their own lives to be able to take care of the couple. After a theatre trip to see a Butoh dance performance, Trudi and Rudi decide to go and stay at a hotel on the Baltic coast. And then, out of the blue, Trudi dies. Rudi is completely at a loss. He has no idea what to do with his life, until he decides to go to Japan to visit their youngest son, Karl.

Doris Dörrie: "′Kirschblüten - Hanami′ is inspired by Ozu′s 1953 film, ′Tokyo Monogatari′, which, in turn, was a reworked version of Leo McCarey′s American film "Make Way for Tomorrow" (1937). In this way, a story that originated in the West went East, and is now travelling back again from East to West. Inspired by the initial constellation in Ozu′s film, I developed the story of a widower father who travels from Germany to Ozu′s native land where he finds somebody – a young Butho dancer named Yu – who is able to accept him in spite of the fact that they don′t even have a language in common."

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Doris Dörrie
Screenplay:Doris Dörrie
Director of photography:Hanno Lentz
Lighting design:Michael Beitz
Set design:Bele Schneider (Szenenbild)
Prop master:Stefan Balzer
Make-up artist:Evelyn Döhring
Costume design:Sabine Greunig
Editing:Inez Regnier, Frank Müller
Assistant editor:Jana Krohn
Foley editor:Lisa Geffken-Reinhard
Sound design:Christof Ebhardt
Sound:Marc Parisotto
Sound assistant:Gregory Fernandez
Choreographer:Tadashi Endo
Casting:Nessie Nesslauer
Music:Claus Bantzer
Music (other):Charlotte Goltermann (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Elmar WepperRudi
Hannelore ElsnerTrudi
Nadja UhlFranzi
Maximilian BrücknerKarl
Aya IrizukiYu
Birgit MinichmayrKarolin
Felix EitnerKlaus
Floriane DanielEmma
Celine TannenbergerCeline
Robert DöhlertRobert
Tadashi EndoButoh-Tänzer
Sarah CampMetzgerin
Walter HessPfarrer
Gerhard Witmann1. Arzt
Veith von Fürstenberg2. Arzt
  
Production company:Olga-Film GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), ARD Degeto Film (Frankfurt am Main)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Molly von Fürstenberg, Harald Kügler
Associate producer:Patrick Zorer, Ruth Stadler
Unit production manager:Olaf Schmidt, Hide Nagahama
Production coordinator:Ruth Stadler
Shoot:03.2007-04.2007: Berlin, Ostsee, Allgäu, Tokio, Fudjiama
Original distributor:Majestic Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:3490 m, 127 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.11.2007, 112363, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 06.03.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 25.02.2010, Arte

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Originaltitel (DE) Kirschblüten - Hanami

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Original

Length:3490 m, 127 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.11.2007, 112363, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 06.03.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 25.02.2010, Arte
 

Formatfassung

Length:122 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 23.01.2018, Saarbrücken, Max Ophüls Preis
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2008
Lola, Bestes Kostümbild
Lola, Bester Hauptdarsteller
Lola in Silber, Bester Spielfilm
 
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2008
Bester Darsteller
Produzenten-Preis
 

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