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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.


Felix Fuchssteiner


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


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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(at around 1h 17 mins) Gwen takes a picture of 2 guys with her smart-phone. She uses the phone's flashlight, as the room is a little dark. These guys looks "white bright" when picture is taken. Later, around 1:46:00, she shows the pictures to her friend : the flashlight was not used, as the 2 guys have shadows on them. See more »


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Performed by Sofi de la Torre
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Great first part to the trilogy
14 September 2013 | by savvy_sillaSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie! It is the start to the Ruby Red trilogy (books by Kerstin Gier) and it succeeds in wetting one's appetite for the next one - Sapphire Blue.

The story is about Gwendolyn who is in her own words "the black sheep" or runt of the family. Her cousin, Charlotte, supposedly has a gene that makes her special and the family fawn over her. But, it turns out that, contrary to all expectations, Gwendolyn is the one who has the gene - a gene that allows her to time travel. Her time travel companion is Gideon, who is resentful of her at first, because he has spent most of his life training, with Charlotte, for the mission they are about to embark on.

It is a thrilling movie, and, even though the fight scenes may not be as impressive as block buster movies, it captures the audience and takes us on a journey through time trying to distinguish who should be trusted.

I watched it with the unofficial English subtitles (which weren't very good) but I look forward to watching it again when it is dubbed!

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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