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Peas at 5:30 (2004)

Erbsen auf halb 6 (original title)
A film director loses his sight in an accident and must learn to live without his eyes. He and the blind woman assigned to help him go on a funny and romantic adventure that will change both their lives.


Lars Büchel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fritzi Haberlandt ... Lilly Walter
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Jakob Magnusson
Tina Engel Tina Engel ... Regine Walter
Harald Schrott ... Paul
Jenny Gröllmann ... Franziska Magnusson
Petra Hartung Petra Hartung ... Pflegerin
Jens Münchow ... Jan
Annett Renneberg Annett Renneberg ... Nina
Alice Dwyer ... Alex Walter
Max Mauff ... Ben
Michael Hanemann Michael Hanemann ... Pfarrer
Heinz Petters Heinz Petters ... Küster
Jens Peter Brose Jens Peter Brose ... Mann im Kiosk
Ina Holst Ina Holst ... Zimmerwirtin
Matthias Brenner ... Bauer


A film director loses his sight in an accident and must learn to live without his eyes. He and the blind woman assigned to help him go on a funny and romantic adventure that will change both their lives.

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Die wunderbare Geschichte einer blinden Liebe (The wonderful story of a blind love)


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

4 March 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Groszek na wpól do szóstej See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Written, composed and performed by Peter Heppner (as Wolfsheim), Markus Reinhardt (as Wolfheim)
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An unusual and moving story
11 June 2006 | by gloomy_oneSee all my reviews

Jakob, a young theater director in Hamburg of Icelandic descent, goes blind after having a serious car accident. He doesn't accept his fate and wants to kill himself, until he meets Lily who was born blind and who was sent to him by a rehabilitation center for the blind. Together they somewhat accidentally set off to Russia, where Jakob wants to visit his sick mother.

Jakob's origin is the one confusing thing in this movie - the way I figured, he must have grown up in Iceland because of his slight accent, to an Icelandic father and a German mother who was of Russian descent.

Even though I'm not a big fan of love stories and of German movies, I really liked this movie because it's a very unusual, strong kind of story. It's hard to describe it, you could say it's a very visual movie, though not in a visual sense. Since it's about being blind, you somewhat empathize with the characters and their way of seeing with all their other senses. Also, I watched it with the audio commentary for the visually impaired, just for fun ;) The dialog in this movie is as mediocre and clumsy as in any other German movie, but the physical acting is definitely brilliant! It's gotta be very hard playing a blind person, but those two actors are doing it perfectly with their gestures and their rigid gaze.

An affecting story, outstanding performances and an excellent, award-winning soundtrack make this in my opinion one of the best German movies ever. I was very touched by this, and I can definitely recommend it.

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