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Kirschblüten - Hanami ()


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After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer.

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Elmar Wepper ...
Rudi Angermeier
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Trudi Angermeier
Aya Irizuki ...
Yu
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Karl Angermeier
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Franzi
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Karolin Angermeier
Felix Eitner ...
Klaus Angermeier
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Emma Angermeier
Celine Tanneberger ...
Celine Angermeier
Robert Döhlert ...
Robert Angermeier
Tadashi Endo ...
Butoh Dancer
Sarah Camp ...
Butcher
Gerhard Wittmann ...
Doctor #1
Veith von Fürstenberg ...
Doctor #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Hess ...
Pfarrer
Evelyne Macko ...
Yu (voice)

Directed by

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Doris Dörrie

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Doris Dörrie ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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David Groenewold ... executive producer
Harald Kügler ... producer
Georgina Pope ... line producer: Japan
Bettina Reitz ... producer: BR
Molly von Fürstenberg ... producer
Hubert von Spreti ... producer: BR
Patrick Zorer ... associate producer / executive producer / line producer

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Claus Bantzer

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Hanno Lentz

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Frank J. Müller
Inez Regnier

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Jana Krohn ... assistant editor
Bettina Reitz ... commissioning editor
Felix Schröder ... second assistant editor
Manfred Turek ... colorist
Hubert von Spreti ... commissioning editor

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Nessie Nesslauer

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Bele Schneider

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Tony Crosbie
Stefan Desira

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Tony Crosbie
Sabine Greunig ... (as Sabine Greuning)

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Evelyn Döhring ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Olaf Schmidt ... production manager: Bavaria

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Ruth Stadler ... first assistant director

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Stefan Balzer ... property master

Sound Department

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Philipp Baur ... assistant audio engineer
Christof Ebhardt ... sound designer
Gregory Fernandez ... boom operator
Lisa Geffcken-Reinhard ... foley editor
Monika Gussner ... adr editor
Magda Habernickel ... sound editor
Henry Mayr ... sound project coordinator
Marc Parisotto ... production sound mixer
Jörn Poetzl ... foley artist
Philipp Sellier ... foley recordist

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David Laubsch ... digital compositor
Stefan Tischner ... digital compositor
Tobias Wiesner ... digital compositor: ARRI Digital Film

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Michael Beitz ... gaffer
Hanno Lentz ... still photographer
Kerstin Stelter ... still photographer
Jitsu Toyoda ... assistant camera
Patrick Zorer ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Perry Lütke ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anna Lucia Nissen ... trainee costume designer
Cerrin Wendt ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Iris Czak ... location scout
Nobu Imai ... location manager: Japan
Dieter Lotzmann ... location scout
Stefan Wöhleke ... location scout

Music Department

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Dara Anka ... musician: first violin: Nathan Quartet, Hamburg
Claus Bantzer ... musician: piano
Berthold Bayer ... musician: clarinet
Andrej Kauffmann ... musician: percussion
Roswitha Killian ... musician: viola, Nathan Quartet Hamburg
Boris Matchin ... musician: violincello, Nathan Quarter Hamburg
Stefan Pintev ... musician: violin, G-Strings
Phoebe Scott ... musician: cello, G-Strings

Transportation Department

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Antonia Eigner ... production driver: Allgäu and Munich
Toru Honda ... bus driver: Japan
Dirk Niemeyer ... production driver
Wolfgang Rudolf Schön ... production driver: pre-production Munich and Allgäu

Other crew

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Larissa Aston ... production coordinator
Tadashi Endo ... choreographer
Christian Hesse ... production trainee
Katharina Kursawe ... assistant to the producer / production coordinator
Christine Loistl ... production trainee
Perry Lütke ... caretaker: extras
Jessica Schulze ... production coordinator
Karl Neubert ... researcher (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

When Trudi learns that her husband Rudi is dangerously ill, she suggests visiting their children in Berlin without telling him the truth. As Franzi and Karl don't care much about their parents, Trudi and Rudi go to the Baltic Sea, where Trudi suddenly dies. Rudi is thrown out of gear, even more when he learns that his wife wanted to live a totally different life in Japan... Written by fippi2000

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Also Known As
  • Cherry Blossoms - Hanami (Europe, English title)
  • Cherry Blossoms (World-wide, English title)
  • Cherry Blossoms, un rêve japonais (France)
  • Cerezos en flor (Spain)
  • Cerejeiras em Flor (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 127 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Version of Tokyo Story (1953). See more »
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Quotes Karolin Angermeier: Your cue, mama.
Klaus Angermeier: Go on, mama.
Karolin Angermeier: Mama, please, 'The Mayfly'. Come one, mama. For us.
Trudi Angermeier: 'Stop! What you're doing is murder!'
Klaus Angermeier: 'Such cruelty is not a must... '
Trudi Angermeier: 'The Mayfly has but one short day... '
Karolin Angermeier: 'One single day of pain, one single day of lust... '
[chuckles]
Rudi Angermeier: 'Oh, let it hover there, until it meets it's end. It's heavens last forever. It's life one day to make amends.' Right, mama?
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