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The Cloud (2006)

Die Wolke (original title)
DIE WOLKE (The Cloud) is about a breakdown of a nuclear power station in Germany and the story of two teenager-lovers Hannah and Elmar who take refuge. 38.000 people die and Hannah unfortunately becomes contaminated.

Director:

Gregor Schnitzler

Writers:

Jane Ainscough (script), Marco Kreuzpaintner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paula Kalenberg ... Hannah
Franz Dinda ... Elmar
Hans-Laurin Beyerling Hans-Laurin Beyerling ... Uli
Carina Wiese Carina Wiese ... Paula
Jennifer Ulrich ... Meike
Claire Oelkers Claire Oelkers ... Ayse
Tom Wlaschiha ... Hannes (as Thomas Wlaschiha)
Karl Kranzkowski Karl Kranzkowski ... Dr. Salamander
Josefine Merkatz Josefine Merkatz ... Schwester Röschen
Nikita Kuhlen Nikita Kuhlen ... David
Richy Müller ... Albert Koch
Emanuela von Frankenberg Emanuela von Frankenberg ... Frau Koch
Michael Kind ... Bert Heubler
Elisabeth Niederer Elisabeth Niederer ... Jutta Heubler
Gabriela Maria Schmeide Gabriela Maria Schmeide ... Tante Helga
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Storyline

DIE WOLKE (The Cloud) is about a breakdown of a nuclear power station in Germany and the story of two teenager-lovers Hannah and Elmar who take refuge. 38.000 people die and Hannah unfortunately becomes contaminated.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

16 March 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nuvem See more »

Filming Locations:

Fulda, Hessen, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,534,859
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a bestselling novel by Gudrun Pausewang. See more »

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first comment - best out of the story - love life catastrophe - not "just a film"
26 March 2006 | by eicberinSee all my reviews

I saw this film this week and since there is no comment yet I'll have the honor ;) I don't want to go into detail and tell or analyse the story right now but I want to say that it's really outrageous. I haven't read the book to it yet I must confess but my friend did and she said that the movie is somewhat different, which is quite logical. I think that they really made the best out of the story, the book was basically about a catastrophe and the life before and after an atomic accident. I give away that there is a love-story that wasn't obvious in the book but it is not like in other book-picturisations a public-lure, it is just a wonderfully insight-giving thread. I liked it that the film does not rush through things, it's not that you feel after fife minutes like "okay that was the life before it now" and then "ooh yeah the accident, now there's gonna be action". Far from it. It starts like a great movie about common characters, life, family, love, youth .. and the film manages to keep your attention but it does not lead you into a romantic ideal-world-feeling that crashes when the alarm rings, it just is realistic, to sum it up. And all in all it really keeps your attention, your interest and your emotions, it gives room for emotions and thoughts about the meaning of love, of life, existence and death at the same time and there's not a sweet beginning, a total clue of action, sadness and shock with an abrupt ending, it has this sweet expectation that again and again there's something worse to come up that leaves you sitting small but gracefully and caring but not unnecessarily crying in the cinema-chair. The actors did a great job, all of them, above all the quite young main characters. To put it in a nutshell: go and experience that experience, but do it aware and on a day your nerves are strong, with someone you can look at in moving moments where words wouldn't do but loneliness would turn the effect in another direction, don't "just go to the movies" because this is not "just a film". every blessing /eicberin/


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