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Gregor's Greatest Invention (2001)

Gregors größte Erfindung (original title)
Gregor, a young man, lives with and cares for his elderly grandmother. He's also a bit of an inventor. One day, when her wheelchair accidentally rolls down a hill and throws her into a pond... See full summary »

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Johannes Kiefer

Writer:

Johannes Kiefer
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Alexander Beyer ... Gregor
Christel Peters Christel Peters ... Grandma
Ruth Nimbach Ruth Nimbach ... Gerda
Helga Göring Helga Göring ... Frieda
Doris Egbring-Kahn Doris Egbring-Kahn ... Hilda
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Gregor, a young man, lives with and cares for his elderly grandmother. He's also a bit of an inventor. One day, when her wheelchair accidentally rolls down a hill and throws her into a pond, he gets an idea for an invention: A harness system that will let his grandmother walk again by supporting her weight. Meanwhile, her friends from the nursing home are trying to convince her to leave Gregor and live with them. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 October 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Brandenburg, Germany

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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Rejuvenates the soul
7 February 2004 | by SophieLSee all my reviews

A short sweet film reminding that love conquers all; that age is a mindset; to believe in yourself... and a sundry of other, too often tossed around, phrases that lose impact with such overuse, but truly this is soul lifting film.


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