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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harald Abdelhamed ...
Kurt
Josef Bierbichler ...
Georg Winter
Hark Bohm ...
Roth
Maria Hofstätter ...
Kellnerin
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Reh Winter
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Eva Winter
Erich Schröck ...
Steinmetz
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Jan Winter
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Pfarrer
Wolf-Dietrich Sprenger ...
Bauleiter
Anna Reinstadtler ...
Tante Olla
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Hannah
Johanna Unterleitner ...
Nachbarin
Bernhard Wolf ...
Ulrich
Maria Wolf ...
Maria
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Accepting a prize, architect Georg Winter explains that an architect has the good fortune of measuring every completed building against the rightness of his original idea. Soon Georg himself is forced to take stock of the achievements and mistakes he has made in his personal life. An intense drama in which the four members of the family travel to a mountain village to bury Georg's mother. They get stranded in bad weather. This unexpected isolation throws new light on the past and present life of the parents and the two almost-adult children. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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Life catches up with everyone
22 June 2009 | by (Maastricht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

At the start of this drama an architect is told about the death of his mother. Having grown apart from her he isn't in the biggest rush to go out to the far away little village to bury her but his wife pushes him on and they go anyway - father, mother and two kids. Once there it becomes clear that there are more things going on than should be - parts of the past of the man get out in the open and not of all of them are nice ones.

And with that this dramatic story of a family begins. It doesn't take any effort to predict where it all will end but the way to get there is more than entertaining enough to keep the film interesting. Life isn't necessarily beautiful - it's a series of happenings and choices and sometimes the ending result of those make sure that people that once decided to stay together for the rest of their lives do no longer wish to do so. This film clearly shows what happens when one does not take the full responsibility for a mistake after it is made. It's a fairly painful message, and a long lingering dark after thought.

7 out of 10 broken homes


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