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Ruby Red (2013)

Rubinrot (original title)
On her 16th birthday, Gwendolyn Shepherd finds out that instead of her cousin, she has inherited a rare gene that allows her to travel through time.

Director:

Felix Fuchssteiner

Writers:

Katharina Schöde (screenplay), Kerstin Gier (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josefine Preuß ... Lucy Montrose
Florian Bartholomäi ... Paul de Villiers
Uwe Kockisch Uwe Kockisch ... Falk de Villiers
Johannes Silberschneider ... Mr. Bernhard
Gerlinde Locker ... Lady Arista
Laura Berlin ... Charlotte Montrose
Sibylle Canonica ... Glenda Montrose
Katharina Thalbach ... Tante Maddy
Veronica Ferres ... Grace Sheperd
Levin Henning Levin Henning ... Nick Shepherd
Maria Ehrich ... Gwendolyn Shepherd
Jannis Niewöhner ... Gideon de Villiers
Jennifer Lotsi Jennifer Lotsi ... Leslie Hay
Gottfried John ... Dr. White
Rüdiger Vogler ... Mr. George
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Storyline

Gwendolyn Shepherd is actually a very normal 16-year-old teen. What's annoying is that her family definitely has a tad too many secrets. They all have to do with the time-travel gene that is passed down in the family. Everyone is certain that Gwen's cousin Charlotte has the gene, and so everything is all Charlotte, all the time. Until the day Gwen, out of the clear blue sky, suddenly finds herself in London at the end of the 19th century. She knows right away that she, and not Charlotte, was born to be a time traveler - even if she could certainly do without it. Just as she could do without Charlotte's arrogant boyfriend Gideon de Villiers, with whom she now has to forge an alliance in order to clear up the biggest secret of her family history. One thing is clear: she will do everything possible to solve the ancient mysteries. What isn't clear is that one should not fall in love between the times. For that really makes things complicated! Written by Concorde Filmverleih / TM International

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Gwen is unconscious after the observatory scene. The doctor says "Gideon, she needs you". From the wide angle, the right hand of Gwen is clean. When Gideon sits and take her hand (on the close angle) now it is bruised, and blood is seen. See more »

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the attack of the time-traveling young adults
27 May 2013 | by sstoSee all my reviews

Rubinrot is a decent movie.

in these times when there is a huge focus on young adults in books and movies, it is easy to label it as 'yet another young adult story' and ignore it, but lets not forget that 'YA' is just another label for 'teen', and there have been teen-oriented movies as long as there has been cinema, so its not so bad to spend some time on one more.

so we have quite a mess with mysticism, super powers, conspiracy on one hand, and of course a cast-off schoolgirl, with her own teen problems on the other.

a handsome young adult male is also in the mix, of course. and so is a change of hearts, friendship and deceit, and, yes - romance.

the movie is quite watchable if you ignore the simplicity of the story. some more jokes would've been nice. acting is quite bad, but luckily - not horrible.

overall, recommended for teens - i wonder if another YA trilogy is on its way, not of much scale and ambition, but why not jump for some time-travel fun...


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

14 March 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Rouge rubis See more »

Filming Locations:

Mühlhausen, Thuringia, Germany See more »

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$5,524,381
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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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