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The Blind Flyers (2004)

Blindgänger (original title)
Marie is a 13 year old girl and blind. When she meets Herbert something wonderful begins.


Bernd Sahling
6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricarda Ramünke Ricarda Ramünke ... Marie
Dominique Horwitz ... Herr Karl
Maria Rother Maria Rother ... Inga
Oleg Rabcuk Oleg Rabcuk ... Herbert
Dennis Ritter Dennis Ritter ... Daniel
Christine Hoppe Christine Hoppe ... Frau Kersten
Dieter Montag Dieter Montag ... Onkel Leo
Dieter Mann Dieter Mann ... Mann in Zivil
Petra Kelling ... Köchin
Friederike Pöschel Friederike Pöschel ... Junge Polizistin
Lutz Teschner Lutz Teschner ... Polizist
Benno Frevert Benno Frevert ... Schlagzeuger
Johannes Janitzki Johannes Janitzki ... Bassist
Hauke Diekamp Hauke Diekamp ... 1. Keyboarder
Maximilian Köster Maximilian Köster ... 2. Keyboarder


Marie is a 13 year old girl and blind. When she meets Herbert something wonderful begins.

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Der aussergewöhnlichste Kinderfilm des Jahres 2004 (The most extraordinary children's film of the year 2004)




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Aldu sonne mi guun
Music and Lyrics by Christian Steyer
Performed by Elena Krepski
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What a beauty!
3 November 2004 | by FloX-2See all my reviews

Wow, what a beauty! This movie is just brilliant: Helmut Dziuba and Bernd Sahling wrote a good script, than Bernd Sahling himself made a good movie out of it and the acting of is simply to be called perfect.

If you want to see a movie in which handicapped people play the major part, but which totally free of false pity and stereotypes, it is definitely this movie you should choose - and even better: because it is a children movie you can watch it with the whole family!

Dziuba and Sahling wrote their story by saying: "All right, our leading roles are blind... ...so what?!? They are 13year-old teenagers in first place!" With this in mind they tell a fascinating story about first love, taking part in a music contest and deep friendship. On the way through this movie you will get to know a lot about living in a German boarding school for the blind and the daily life of blind teenagers, but you will never feel like the director raises his forefinger and wants to teach you a lesson about "blindness".

When doing a movie with handicapped people many directors tell you in interviews all the time, that they "wanted to show, that these people are just normal as you and I". Bernd Sahling does not need to stress this, because he made a normal movie for children - and it is a good one - in the first place with the only little difference, that his leading actors are blind - so what?!?

9 out of 10

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Release Date:

28 October 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Blindgjengerne See more »

Filming Locations:

Jena, Thuringia, Germany See more »


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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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