• Cherry Blossoms (2009)

Cherry Blossoms

Release Date: January 16th, 2009

DVD Release Date: June 16th, 2009

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

Learning that her husband, Rudi (Elmar Wepper), has a terminal illness, Trudi (Hannelore Elsner) hides the knowledge from him and persuades him to visit their son in Japan. During the course of their journey, she dies in her sleep -- before telling Rudi of his impending death. Grief-stricken, he continues on toward Japan, finally finding peace at Mount Fuji.

Cast: Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Maximilian Brückner, Nadja Uhl, Birgit Minichmayr, Felix Eitner, Floriane Daniel

Director: Doris Dörrie

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Olga-Film GmbH

Keywords: Wife, Love, Engaging, Death, Son, Husband, 2000s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Both austere and garish, simultaneously dry and sentimental, tightly repressed and extravagantly expressive, bourgeois and bohemian. It's a seesaw, but Dorrie finds the balance. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Doerrie goes beyond the "Lost in Translation" jokes about East-West culture clashes to communicate something meaningful and deep about Japanese art and thought. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan CurielSan Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is an ideal blend of character study, deceptively simple plot twists, inspired acting, and travelogue. show more

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