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Für immer und immer (1997)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johanna ter Steege ... Susanna Eggers
Jeannette Arndt Jeannette Arndt ... Melanie
Heinz Hoenig ... Tobias (as Heinz Hönig)
Robert Giggenbach Robert Giggenbach ... André
Angela Roy Angela Roy ... Melanies Mutter
Ulrike Kriener Ulrike Kriener ... Anwältin
Lili Bohm Lili Bohm ... Maria
Hark Bohm Hark Bohm ... Richter
Klaus Rathjens Klaus Rathjens ... Schiffer
Patrick Wicher Patrick Wicher
Mila Mladek Mila Mladek ... Designerin
Volker Kühn Volker Kühn ... Betrunkener
Beke Rathjens Beke Rathjens ... Anna
David Bohm David Bohm ... Schuljunge
Timo Rathjens Timo Rathjens ... Schuljunge
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Ein Kind, zwei Frauen. Ein Kampf auf Liebe und Tod.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 January 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Wunschkind See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In this adoption drama Lili Bohm plays an adopted girl. In real life she is an adoptive daughter of director and actor Hark Bohm. He is father of four adoptive children and two foster children. See more »

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MOVING AND UNSENTIMENTAL
28 September 1999 | by jan onderwaterSee all my reviews

In the films of Hark Bohm children always played a central part and this film is no exception, though I can not recollect that so young a child was ever the subject in his films. Hark Bohm will never make the headlines with producing a earth shaking masterpiece, but his films are always reliable for their tenderness and humanity.

This film too is very moving and comic, tender but unsentimental, though this time the story is a bit on the thin side, artificial and rather stretched out. The film concerns the tug-of-war about the adoptive 6 year old Marie. It is hard to make out whether Bohn had any deeper meaning with the film, more than an entertaining one. If so than this aspect (claim of right on an adopted child by the natural mother) should be considered not to work as the character of the "natural" mother is that extreme that it can hardly be called representative. On the other hand: it is clear from the start with whom Bohn's sympathies lie.

Whatever the weak points of the script these are fully compensated by Bohn's direction of the cast and pacing and last but not least by the extraordinary performance by 6 (?) year old Lili Bohm (as Maria), I suppose that this is a grand-daughter of Hark Bohm. Lili steals the viewer's heart from the first time she is on the screen and plays her part very natural and Bohm avoids her becoming a Hollywood-cutie; she is just a beautiful and intelligent lady and the only one who tries to keep her head cool. The supporting cast is okay as well.

In view of the story and the film's gruesome ending I would like to point out that the film is not meant for children of Maria's age.


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