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Das Geheimnis (1995)

Drama of four friends who spend time together in the country when one of them meets a man who claims to be Jesus Christ who wants to share the love secret of the universe with her and so he... See full summary »

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Rudolf Thome

Writer:

Rudolf Thome
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Credited cast:
Adriana Altaras Adriana Altaras ... Lydia
Idil Üner Idil Üner ... Sarah
Wolfgang Böhmer Wolfgang Böhmer ... Karlheinz
Johannes Herrschmann Johannes Herrschmann ... Vogelweide
Marquard Bohm ... Mann mit dem Kreuz
Christiane Radlach Christiane Radlach ... Anita
Heiner Jordan Heiner Jordan ... Onkel Dagobert
Thomas Ruge Thomas Ruge ... Taxifahrer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ingo Bloedorn Ingo Bloedorn ... Partygast
Ellen Hagemann Ellen Hagemann ... Patientin mit Kind
Lennart Paul Hagemann Lennart Paul Hagemann ... Baby im Bauch
Günther Heck Günther Heck ... Frauenarzt
Frank Hentschker Frank Hentschker ... Partygast
Alexander Malkowsky Alexander Malkowsky ... Partygast
Susanne Schiffmann-Grabe Susanne Schiffmann-Grabe ... Patientin
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Drama of four friends who spend time together in the country when one of them meets a man who claims to be Jesus Christ who wants to share the love secret of the universe with her and so he impregnates her, dies in her bed, and then totally disappears, leaving the friends unsure if it all happened. Written by <beckett@netcom.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 July 1995 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Le secret de l'amour See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Moana-Film See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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MYSTIC NONSENSE
23 October 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

This is part 4 of Rudolf Thome's series "Forms of Love". Again searching for the meaning of love Thome confronts us with 2 couples and a nun, all looking for real love. This is in the beginning slightly amusing and Thome does have something to tell. When though Lydia meets a man with a cross on his shoulder who calls himself Jesus, things drift into Thome's regular theme of semi-intellectual mysticism and other philosophical nonsense. Such profound statements as "The Secret of the Universe is Love" are made. Hmm, I always thought that the secret of the universe was its origin. This time the esoteric sophism is mostly done during breakfasts.

Let me be clear on one point: this is certainly not a badly made film. Thome shows that in a minimum of time he can make his point, he directs well and the cinematography is good. But it also seems as if Thome lives another planet, and maybe he does. Those who are into his train of thought may have a great time.


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