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Cherry Blossoms (2008)
"Kirschblüten - Hanami" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 March 2008 (Germany)
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After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer.

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Credited cast:
Elmar Wepper ...
Rudi Angermeier
Hannelore Elsner ...
Trudi Angermeier
Aya Irizuki ...
Yu
Maximilian Brückner ...
Karl Angermeier
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Franzi
Birgit Minichmayr ...
Karolin Angermeier
Felix Eitner ...
Klaus Angermeier
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Emma Angermeier
Celine Tanneberger ...
Celine Angermeier
Robert Döhlert ...
Tadashi Endo ...
Butoh Dancer
Sarah Camp ...
Butcher
Gerhard Wittmann ...
Doctor #1
Veith von Fürstenberg ...
Doctor #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Hess ...
Pfarrer
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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... Written by fippi2000

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Cherry Blossoms - Hanami  »

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$3,322 (USA) (16 January 2009)

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$103,797 (USA) (19 June 2009)
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Quotes

Karolin Angermeier: Your cue, mama.
Klaus Angermeier: Go on, mama.
Karolin Angermeier: Mama, please, 'The Mayfly'. Come one, mama. For us.
Trudi Angermeier: 'Stop! What you're doing is murder!'
Klaus Angermeier: 'Such cruelty is not a must... '
Trudi Angermeier: 'The Mayfly has but one short day... '
Karolin Angermeier: 'One single day of pain, one single day of lust... '
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Rudi Angermeier: 'Oh, let it hover there, until it meets it's end. It's heavens last forever. It's life one day to make amends.' Right, mama?
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Far Better than LOST IN TRANSLATION
17 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the film Sofia Coppola could only dream of making, a far more sophisticated and sensitive LOST IN TRANSLATION. Dorie's visual cues play out beautifully throughout her film as the narrative unfolds. Her dedication toward representing the Japanese in a much more respectful and flattering light allows her character transcend cultural barriers and lose himself in the beauty of Japan. At first, one would question yet another film where a man goes to an adult bar in Tokyo, but outside all of the "strangeness" he initially perceives, the film ends up taking an intelligent and poetic turn. What at first seems to be more like TOKYO STORY builds into a meditation on mourning and transformation. Cultural differences provide an opportunity for finding understanding, something Coppola completely seemed to be incapable of. The young Japanese dancer in the film is charming. Through her, this encounter becomes more than a fling through the city, but an opportunity to come to terms with life and death.


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