Ended on 9/15/2009

CLOUD 9 -  (unrated)

2008 - Germany - German (with English subtitles) - 98 minutes - Music Box Films

Directed by: Andreas Dresen

Featuring: Ursula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal

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CLOUD 9 is the groundbreaking, lyrical and moving story of Inge (Ursula Werner), a 67-year old married woman who rediscovers passion and her sexuality when she unexpectedly falls in love with 76 year-old Karl (Horst Westphal). Ms. Werner won the German Film Award for Best Actress (Germany’s equivalent of the Academy Award) for her extraordinarily raw and sensitive performance.

Home-based seamstress Inge has seemingly been happily married for 30 years to Werner (Horst Rehlberg), with whom she has an intimate and tender relationship. But when she decides to deliver a pair of altered pants to Karl, she is suddenly shaken out of her comfort zone into the realm of physical and emotional passion. Andreas Dresen’s nuanced and humorous direction shows us an aspect of life rarely portrayed on screen for which he won the German Film Award (Germany’s equivalent of the Academy Award) for Best Direction.

One of Germany’s independent cinema’s most acclaimed directors, Mr. Dresen’s previous feature films include “Summer in Berlin” and “Grill Point.”

“Not since David Lean’s Brief Encounter has a drama so thoughtfully explored a woman’s point of view on her extramarital affair. “
Maria Garcia, Film Journal

“Four stars
a heart-rending portrayal of love's labours lost and won”
Rick Groen, The Globe & Mail

“a deeply moving film, immaculately acted”
Philip French, The Guardian (UK)

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Posted by : gene the bean Date Added: 8/26/2009 5:59:39 PMreport this post 
If you don't see this masterpiece, then just stop going to movies.

Posted by : upper west sider Date Added: 8/28/2009 1:17:39 PMreport this post 
Exquisite and subtle...slower paced than most films, but for a reason...memorable film about older-aged passion (and I can testify from personal experience it does exist!).

     Total Comments:  2   Lowest vote: 5  Highest vote: 5
Average Score: 5.0 out of 5

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