Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Elmar Wepper
Director: Doris Dörrie Cast: Elmar Wepper
Elmar Wepper
, Hannelore Elsner
Hannelore Elsner
, Nadja Uhl
Nadja Uhl
Doris Dörrie

DVD (Wide Screen)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/2009
UPC: 0712267281121
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 43,911

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; Other trailers from strand releasing

Cast & Crew

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

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

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cherry Blossoms
1. Opening Sequence [1:38]
2. Diagnosis [11:12]
3. Family Visit [10:02]
4. The Big City [13:53]
5. Ghosts [12:48]
6. Japan [12:33]
7. Lost [10:20]
8. Shadow Dance [8:52]
9. Cabbage Rolls [8:23]
10. Happy and Sad [15:31]
11. Mr. Fuji [14:07]
12. End Credits [3:19]

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