Cherry Blossoms – From Germany to Japan
If you would like to see an excellent German movie, let us suggest Cherry Blossoms. This beautifully made movie has plenty of plot twists and turns that will give you 124 minutes of pure entertainment. If you are learning to speak German this movie will really augment your studies. It is in German with English subtitles.
When we think of Cherry Blossoms of course we instantly think of Japan! This movie begins in Germany with Trudi and her husband Rudi going to Berlin to visit their children. The purpose of the visit is known only to her, she plans to tell their children some bad news about Rudi’s health. The first big stunner in the movie is that Trudi dies suddenly and unexpectedly. Rudi learns of her dream to go visit Japan and see the cherry blossoms. In her memory he packs her clothes and goes off to Japan to carry out her dream.
It just so happens that they have a son and his wife who live in Japan however they don’t exactly welcome him with open arms. Rudi strikes up a beautiful intense friendship with a young Japanese dancer. Another stunner in the movie takes us back to the initial issue of Rudi‘s health, when he goes to visit Mt Fuji he dies. The way he is found and how his children react will linger in your mind after the final credits roll.
Doris Dörrie directed and was the screenwriter of this movie which was released in January of 2009. She is a pretty remarkable woman who with her husband Helge Weindler and Thomas Müller started her own production company, Kobra Produktions GmbH in 1989. A few of her other movies are “Nobody Loves Me“, “Men” and “Naked“. She received the “Bayerischer Verdienstorden” highest Bavarian film award, and the Golden Space Needle Award’s Best Film award for Cherry Blossoms and has won and been nominated for numerous other awards. She was also on the 1999 Cannes Film Festival jury.
Cherry Blossoms takes us from Germany to Japan and we get to explore both cultures as well as languages. This is an excellent award winning movie that has gotten rave reviews.
If you’ve seen some good German movies, please let us know.
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