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Passing Summer (2001)

Mein langsames Leben (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 September 2001 (Germany)
A woman faces a variety of emotional crises as she spends the summer interacting in various ways with friends, family, and lovers.

Director:

Angela Schanelec
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ursina Lardi ... Valerie
Andreas Patton ... Thomas
Anne Tismer Anne Tismer ... Marie
Wolfgang Michael ... Maries Mann
Sophie Aigner Sophie Aigner ... Maria
Clara Enge Clara Enge ... Clara
Nina Weniger Nina Weniger ... Sophie
Devid Striesow ... Valeries Bruder
Angela Schanelec ... Thomas' geschiedene Frau
Rüdiger Vogler ... Marias Vater
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margit Bendokat ... Geliebte des Vaters
Ludger Blanke Ludger Blanke ... Thomas' Partner
Mike Bols Mike Bols
Alexis Bug Alexis Bug ... Junger Mann im Café
Hubertus Durek Hubertus Durek
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A woman faces a variety of emotional crises as she spends the summer interacting in various ways with friends, family, and lovers.

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German

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a movie about inner feelings instead of action
1 November 2001 | by claus_hornSee all my reviews

A film about several persons shown in different constellations talking to each other about their inner feelings, relationship problems, future plans, and so on. As the original title ("My slow life") indicates, it is a very slow film with hardly any action at all, more a sequence of still photographs than a movie - even the camera hardly ever moves. Rather, the camera looks for, and finds, beautiful views of silence and peace, thus reflecting what the persons shown are looking for. A very homogeneous, credible film, without any hectic or loud moments. A film for the late evening, with a glass of whisky in your hand.


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