Grüsse aus Fukushima © Majestic
Grüsse aus Fukushima © Majestic
Saturday, 01 October, at 08:00 p.m.
Germany 2016, 104 min. – Eng. ST
Director: Doris Dörrie
Screenplay: Doris Dörrie
Director of photography: Hanno Lentz
Editing: Frank Müller
Music: Ulrike Haage
Cast: Rosalie Thomass, Kaori Momoi, Nami Kamata, Moshe Cohen, Honsho Hayasaka, Nanoko, Aya Irizuki
Genre: Drama

Berlin International Film Festival 2016: Won C.I.C.A.E. Award Panorama, Doris Dörrie; Won Heiner Carow Prize, Doris Dörrie; 2nd place Panorama Audience Award Fiction Film, Doris Dörrie
German Film Awards 2016: Nominated Film Award in Gold, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Rosalie Thomass; Outstanding Feature Film

When young Marie loses her big love, she just wants to get far away. In her grief, the heartbroken girl joins the charity "Clowns 4Help" and travels to Japan, where she wants to help the victims of the 2011 tsunami and the resulting nuclear meltdown. While attempting to bring a little joy into people's lives with a humorous stage routine, Marie has to realize that her comic talents are actually quite limited, yet instead of leaving for home, she seeks the company of aging Geisha Satomi, who is determined to return to her devastated home in the restricted fallout zone. Slowly getting to know each other, the two unlike women eventually learn that they share similar fears and worries.

Director: Doris Dörrie
She writes. She films. She produces. Doris Dörrie, an all-round arts talent, is an integral element of the German culture scene. Many of her films were awarded renowned prizes and reached a big audience. In addition to her film making, she is teaching as a professor for dramaturgy and worked as artistic director at the state operas in Berlin and Bavaria. For her films Dörrie is drawn again and again to Japan. “Fukushima, mon Amour“ after “Enlightenment Guaranteed“ and “Cherry Blossoms” is already the third movie that she filmed in Japan.

Source: www.filmportal.de