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Mein Blind Date mit dem Leben (2017)

An ambitious young man struggles to achieve his dream of becoming an employee in a Munich luxury hotel despite being strongly visually impaired.


Marc Rothemund


Oliver Ziegenbalg (screenplay), Ruth Toma (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Kostja Ullmann ... Saliya Kahawatte
Jacob Matschenz Jacob Matschenz ... Max
Anna Maria Mühe ... Laura
Johann von Bülow ... Kleinschmidt
Alexander Held Alexander Held ... Fried
Nilam Farooq ... Sheela
Sylvana Krappatsch Sylvana Krappatsch ... Dagmar
Michael A. Grimm ... Küchenchef Krohn
Kida Khodr Ramadan ... Hamid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johanna Bittenbinder Johanna Bittenbinder ... Hausdame
Rouven Blessing ... Apprentice
Henry Buchmann ... Hotel Guest
Samira El Ouassil Samira El Ouassil ... Jala Asgari
Ricardo Ewert Ricardo Ewert ... Student
Herbert Forthuber ... Herr Kolditz (5* Hotel Guest)


An ambitious young man struggles to achieve his dream of becoming an employee in a Munich luxury hotel despite being strongly visually impaired.

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Release Date:

26 January 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cita a ciegas con la vida See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The hotel Bayerischer Hof where Saliya works is a real 5 star luxury hotel in Munich and filming took place in the actual hotel. See more »


New World
Performed by Konstantin Djorkaeff Scherer (as Djorkaeff) & Vincent Stein (as Beatzarre)
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A must see true story, poignant and funny
11 March 2018 | by peterchadhaSee all my reviews

As an British born person, it's not every day you see a German or even foreign movie, let alone write a review for one. But after watching this sweet movie I felt compelled to tell the world to watch it. This movie is the story of a half Sri Lankan boy who dreams of working for a five star hotel. His life ambitions are sadly broken when his retina detaches and he becomes partially blind. He can't go to university. After further being rejected for apprenticeships due to his disability, he then sets about getting a job by spoofing that he fully sighted. As with the stories about blind people, the scenario makes for comical effects. But it is matched in equal parts by the heroism of the protagonist, the sadness and poignancy of the situation, the complexity and joy of the human relations in the background. A sweet feel good movie, made so much better by knowing that it's true. We were lucky enough to find this movie on Amazon Prime, I hope with widescale distribution others will enjoy this as much as our family did.

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