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Das Blaue vom Himmel (2011)

In Germany, in 1991, Marga suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Sofia, her daughter, only reluctantly accepts to take care of this mother, who has always treated her with a certain coldness.


Hans Steinbichler


Josephin Thayenthal (screenplay), Robert Thayenthal (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliane Köhler ... Sofia Schleier
Hannelore Elsner ... Marga Baumanis
Karoline Herfurth ... Junge Marga Baumanis
Niklas Kohrt Niklas Kohrt ... Juris
David Kross ... Junger Osvalds Kalnins
Rüdiger Vogler ... Osvalds Kalnins
Matthias Brandt ... Lorenz Schleier
Juta Vanaga Juta Vanaga ... Junge Ieva Lepere
Dace Eversa Dace Eversa ... Ieva Lepere
Hans-Jochen Wagner Hans-Jochen Wagner ... Taxifahrer
Fritzi Haberlandt ... Ruta Bertulis
Jürg Löw Jürg Löw ... Redaktionsleiter
Maria Popistasu ... Dace Kalnins
Victoria Trauttmansdorff Victoria Trauttmansdorff ... Dr. Brandt (as Victoria von Trauttmansdorff)
Georg Holzach Georg Holzach ... Korrespondent


The already complicated relationship between Sofia and her mother will be severely tested when the latter moves into her home, suffering from Alzheimer's disease. She then begins a forced collocation with the one who has always behaved like a cold and distant mother. As this cohabitation progresses, her mother's sometimes delusional comments will make her aware of her condition. So, she decides to bring the old woman back in the footsteps of her youth: Not far from Riga, the city where she lived carefree years of happiness and love, despite the pain of the Second World War.

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17 June 2011 | by germanguyfrankfurtSee all my reviews

One of the better German movies of this season. A story about a German reporter whose mother escapes from a nursing home struggling with her past and trying to find peace. Hannelore Elsner did an amazing job! I only know her from German TV but her acting was convincing and never over the top. Well, the Alzheimer story is something we already know from Julie Christie's "Away from her", which gave her an Oscar nod and Hannelore Elsner should at least win one of those German film prices. Juliane Koehler with a new hairdo wasn't bad either. We know her from excellent movies such as "Aimee and Jaguar", "Nowhere in Africa" or "Downfall". This one is definitely not one of her best but her acting was still good and she is one of my favorite German actresses. I wish I could see her in more international productions in the future. On the whole a very good cast and a convincing film.

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German | Latvian

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2 June 2011 (Germany) See more »

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Księżycowe obietnice See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »


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