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A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man.

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Tom Tykwer

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Tom Tykwer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Rois ... Hanna
Sebastian Schipper ... Simon
Devid Striesow ... Adam
Angela Winkler ... Hildegard
Annedore Kleist Annedore Kleist ... Lotte
Alexander Hörbe Alexander Hörbe ... Dirk
Winnie Böwe ... Petra
Hans-Uwe Bauer Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Dr. Wissmer
Carina N. Wiese Carina N. Wiese ... Schwester Ruth (as Carina Wiese)
Dominique Chiout Dominique Chiout ... Clara
Marita Hueber Marita Hueber ... Martha
Michael Gerber Michael Gerber ... Vorsitzender Ethikrat
Thomas Neumann Thomas Neumann ... Wissenschaftler Ethikrat
Cornelius Schwalm Cornelius Schwalm ... Volker Müller
Edgar M. Böhlke Edgar M. Böhlke ... Simons Vater
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A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

23 December 2010 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,821, 18 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$59,774, 18 December 2011
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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During the break of the play, Adam joins Hanna outside. He brings 2 bottles of mineral water, hands one to Hanna and both take a sip while talking. Both bottles are already half-empty, presumably due to previous takes. See more »

Quotes

Simon: It isn't so easy.
Adam: Yes, it is. Just say farewell.
Simon: To what?
Adam: To your deterministic understanding of biology.
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Too modern...?
26 October 2013 | by buigerSee all my reviews

I really do not know how to rate this film... On the one hand, it is obvious that the director is a rather savvy filmmaker, while on the other the movie reels off uncontrolled after the first half of the picture, to the point of becoming (at least in my mind) totally ridiculous. I suppose it is probably 'too modern' for me, I don't know.

Don't get me wrong, I am far from being a puritan of any sort, much less homophobic, but I think this was not only completely over the top (especially the ending), but also completely unrealistic, not to say impossible. The 'teaching' of the movie is in my opinion also completely wrong. One cannot, and should not always do as one pleases, otherwise our world as we know it would probably implode. As I said before, too modern...


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