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Original Bliss (2016)

Gleißendes Glück (original title)
Emotionally broken and in the middle of a profound spiritual crisis, an orderly and composed housewife will embark on a platonic relationship with a psychologist seeking help. However, he too is a mere mortal.

Director:

Sven Taddicken

Writers:

Sven Taddicken (screenplay), Stefanie Veith (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Martina Gedeck ... Helene / Ehemann's wife
Ulrich Tukur ... Eduard / Psychologist and writer
Johannes Krisch ... Ehemann / Helene's husband
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Reitinger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dietrich Brüggemann ... Polizist
Imke Büchel Imke Büchel ... Polizistin / policewoman
Romina Küper Romina Küper ... Fernsehmoderatorin / TV presenter
Janine Rieger-Wilhelm Janine Rieger-Wilhelm ... Helenes Schwester / Helene's sister
Sebastian Rudolph Sebastian Rudolph ... Arzt
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Having lost her faith in God, Helene is gradually drowning into a world of severe desperation, mundane repetitiveness and absolute emotional numbness, elaborately concealed beneath an orderly and conventional, almost conservative, facade. Eventually, Helene profoundly shaken by her spiritual crisis, she will choose to resign from life and during those relentlessly unbearable sleepless nights, she will use her insomnia to attend her indifferent, self-absorbed, faithless husband, preparing his breakfast and packed lunch. Nevertheless, while in despair and in search of help, Helene will gather up her remaining courage and decide to lie in order to travel to Hamburg and meet with the esteemed psychologist and writer Eduard Gluck, the soothing and reassuring voice she heard on the radio. Could he be her saviour, or has he, a mere mortal, too lost his faith? As their clumsy and platonic relationship timidly unfolds, Helene will hesitantly engage in an uneasy inquiry into the correlation of ... Written by Nick Riganas

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Do we Desire Happiness or the Desire for Happiness?

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Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 October 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Original Bliss See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A masterpiece in directing, cinematography, acting
27 November 2018 | by kuhlgeistSee all my reviews

Don't be put off by the story which is devious, weird, even haut gout. This is a masterpiece in directing, cinematography, acting.


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