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A Year Ago in Winter (2008)

Im Winter ein Jahr (original title)
A renowned artist must uncover a young dancer's secrets in order to truly capture her likeness for a commissioned work.

Director:

Caroline Link

Writers:

Caroline Link (screenplay), Scott Campbell (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karoline Herfurth ... Lilli Richter
Josef Bierbichler ... Max Hollander
Corinna Harfouch ... Eliane Richter
Hanns Zischler ... Thomas Richter
Cyril Sjöström Cyril Sjöström ... Alexander Richter
Misel Maticevic ... Aldo
Daniel Berini ... Tom
Franz Dinda ... Johannes
Jacob Matschenz Jacob Matschenz ... Tobias Hollander
Inka Friedrich ... Andrea
Hansa Czypionka ... Stephan
Filippo Kreindl Filippo Kreindl ... Paul
Karin Boyd Karin Boyd ... Renee Walters
Proschat Madani Proschat Madani ... Sandra
Rainer Bock ... Richard 'Ritschy' Peters
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A renowned artist must uncover a young dancer's secrets in order to truly capture her likeness for a commissioned work.

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Drama

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

6 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Year in Winter See more »

Filming Locations:

Brandenburg, Germany See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,011,990
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The paintings in the film were originally made by a painter called Florian Süssmayr from Munich, Germany See more »

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Out of Reach
Performed by Alev Lenz (vocals), Martin Stock (piano)
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Private investigations
25 November 2008 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

Anthropologists will tell you that evolution has taught us to look for chains of cause and effect everywhere, even if they don't exist. This movie examines what happens when the chain is broken. Lilli (Karoline Herfurth), a capricious beauty and a dancer of some promise, is conducting an extremely private investigation to find out why her brother Tom committed suicide. Her search is all the more pressing as she feels Tom is trying to make contact with her across the chasm of death, perhaps to settle some unfinished business. For a long time, Lilli is getting nowhere since her mother (Corinna Harfouch) has conspired to gloss over the past and cover up her pain. She hires a painter (Josef Bierbichler) to restore the way things used to be. But the painter takes sides with Lilli. If the whole family business is beyond you, go anyway to revel in Lilli's man-eating, cock-teasing, heart-stopping ways. Signature line: "You're interesting, but your jumper sucks. Are you any use in bed?" The cast is classy and the movie is as good-looking as it is well-paced, but way too long. Cut the sentimental half hour at the end, and you've got an ace.


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