Film Stream Sommerkino: Fukushima Mon Amour

Fukushima Mon Amour © Match Factory

Mon, 08/30/2021 -
Sun, 09/05/2021


Best of the German Film Series

Before we restart the German Film Series at the Coolidge with in-person screenings in September, we are bringing back some of the most successful recent German films to enjoy free of charge on our new Goethe on Demand streaming platform. During the month of August, each of the five films will be available for streaming for a whole week. All films come with English subtitles.

Fukushima Mon Amour

Marie, a young woman from Germany, travels to Fukushima shortly after the earthquake and tsunami and the resulting nuclear meltdown to escape her own heartbreak. She joins the organization “Clowns4Help” to cheer up the elderly refugees living in makeshift pre-fabricated housing – the young have already left for the cities While attempting to bring a little joy into people's lives with a humorous stage routine, Marie realizes that her comic talents are actually quite limited. But instead of returning 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 women eventually learn that they share similar fears and worries.
Director: Doris Doerrie
Germany 2016, 104 min

This film is available in the US only.

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