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Frau Ella (2013)

A young man kidnaps an 87-year-old woman to escape his looming fatherhood and instead finds what's important about life.

Director:

Markus Goller

Writers:

Dirk Ahner, Florian Beckerhoff (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Sascha
Ruth-Maria Kubitschek ... Frau Ella
August Diehl ... Klaus
Anna Bederke ... Lina
Anatole Taubman ... Rudolph
Sahin Eryilmaz ... Arzt Krankenhaus
Anna Thalbach ... Schwester Erika
Luc Feit Luc Feit ... Kalle
Helmut Rusch Helmut Rusch ... Pfleger Richie
Karlo von Montag Karlo von Montag ... Krückenpatient
Andrej Melita ... Swing-Band
Peter Horn Peter Horn ... Swing-Band
Martin Probst Martin Probst ... Swing-Band
Michael Lott ... Polizist (Berlin)
Franc Bruneau Franc Bruneau ... Student Paris
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A young man kidnaps an 87-year-old woman to escape his looming fatherhood and instead finds what's important about life.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 October 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Фрау Элла See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Klaus: Och, Frau Ella!
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Bottled Up Tight
Written by Luke Douglas Sital Singh
Performed by Luke Sital Singh
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Wilhelm Meister meets Berliner Schnauzte
5 July 2015 | by gabridlSee all my reviews

Annoying situation comedy that tries to cross Goethe with Bertrand Blier and fails. Here's the story in brief: a young Berliner learns from a dying woman who rejected her GI suitor (read post-WWII Germany) that he must acknowledge his bastard son with his German girlfriend (read Germany post-Unification) while on a voyage of discovery to France (read Germany's experience with the EU). If this sounds didactic it is. I suppose it's part of a grand literary tradition: Goethe's Bildungsroman was just as dull.

To be avoided. I only watched it because I was stuck on a flight from China where every other option was in Mandarin.


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