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World Cinema

Bliss

(Gluck)

Year 2012
Runtime 107 mins
Language German
Subtitles German language with English Subtitles
North American Premiere

Every relationship has its obstacles, but some are more difficult than others. a budding affair between a german street punk and a refugee living as a prostitute in Berlin, the central romance in Bliss has more struggles than most. adapted from Ferdinand von Schirach's novel Crime, Bliss pushes its lovers far past the boundaries of propriety, showing how love can survive even in the harshest circumstances.

Laced with an uncommon blend of grim realism and genuine tenderness, Bliss is not a romance for the faint of heart. Thanks to the confident direction of Dorris Dörrie and a pair of fearless performances from its two leads, the film remains hopeful and even sweet, no matter how dark things get.

Winner Bavarian Film Award Best Director 2012

 

Countries

Germany
Festivals
Berlin International Film Festival 2012, Taipei Film Festival 2012
Director
Doris Dorrie
Executive Producer
Martin Moszkowicz
Producer
Oliver Berben
Screenwriter
Doris Dorrie
Cinematographer
Hanno Lentz
Editor
Inez Regnier, Frank Muller
Music
Hauschka
Cast
Alba Rohrwacher, Vinzenz Kiefer, Matthias Brandt