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In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun.

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Angela Winkler ...
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Sohn Micha
Christoph Gaugler ...
Brückner
Lilo Baur ...
Französin
Marco Calamandrei ...
Franzose
Anne Hartung ...
Sophia
Hans-Peter Recktenwald ...
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Nino Böhlau ...
Flori
Ellen Schweiger ...
Oma
Lutz Pretzsch ...
Anton
Luca Winkler ...
Jens
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In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun.

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99 Luftballons
Written by Karlo Carges and Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen
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Bright and Dark
3 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

According to the director himself (who was at the Fantasy Filmfest screenings this movie had all over Germany in 2011), he wasn't aware of the fact, that his title could lead to misunderstanding. He always meant it to be the German word "Hell" (which translated into English means "Bright"). It's a nice thing he was earnest and the fellow seems like a very nice guy.

Which can't be said about a lot of the characters in this movie. Unfortunately after a very strong beginning though, he movie falls back into clichés. And not good ones. Add to that some weak acting (there is an older German TV soap star on board who is particularly bad. The director told us he got her into the movie, but that she didn't seem to grasp the ideas they were trying to portray ... which seems to be sort of an explanation concerning her "acting") and a so-so script and the movie does get weaker towards the end.

Which again is a shame, because I like the idea and I think it's a good thing they dare to make a genre movie in Germany. Of course the director being in every city made the movie win an audience award. People even told me they gave the movie a better review because he was so likable. That's nice for him, but shouldn't affect the voting process in general. But there you go: Not great but not a really bad movie either


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