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Cherry Blossoms Details

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An elderly husband suffering from a terminal illness begins to appreciate his wife on a whole new level after she dies suddenly during a trip to see their children and grandchildren in Berlin. Rudi is not long for this world, but only his doctor and his wife, Trudi, know how serious his condition has truly become. As Trudi wrestles with whether or not to break the news to her ailing husband, the doctor recommends to her that the couple perhaps do something that they have been planning for years but could never find the time to fit into their busy schedules. Later, after convincing Rudi to travel with her to Berlin and visit their family for the first time in years, the couple is heartbroken to realize that their children have no time for them. When Trudi suddenly passes away and Rudi realizes that he never knew his wife as well as he wanted to or expressed his affection in a way that truly reverberated, the widower is devastated to discover just what sacrifices Trudi had made to be with him. In the aftermath of that discovery, Rudi dedicates his remaining days to realizing Trudi's unfulfilled dreams and traveling to Tokyo to celebrate her life during the breathtaking cherry blossom festival -- a colorful festival staged to celebrate beauty, impermanence, and new beginnings. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 16, 2009

Cast

Elmar Wepper
as Rudi
Hannelore Elsner
as Trudi
Nadja Uhl
as Franzi
Maximilian Brückner
as Karl
Aya Irizuki
as Yu
Birgit Minichmayr
as Karolin
Felix Eitner
as Klaus
Floriane Daniel
as Emma
Celine Tannenberger
as Celine
Tadashi Endo
as Butoh Dancer

Crew

Doris Dörrie
Director
Harald Kügler
Producer
Molly von Furstenburg
Producer
Doris Dörrie
Screenwriter
Hanno Lentz
Cinematographer
Claus Bantzer
Composer (Music Score)
Inez Regnier
Editor
Bele Schneider
Production Designer
Patrick Zorer
Associate Producer
Ruth Stadler
Associate Producer
Sabine Greunig
Costume Designer
Christof Ebhardt
Sound/Sound Designer
Nessie Nesslauer
Casting
Max Rammler
Sound Mixer
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