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Cherry Blossoms Nothing moves quickly in German writer-director Doris Dörrie's plaintive drama Cherry Bolssoms. The camera lingers on sunlit...Cherry BlossomsRomance, DramaPT124MUnrated Nothing moves quickly in German writer-director Doris Dörrie's plaintive drama Cherry Bolssoms. The camera lingers on sunlit...2009-01-23Maximilian BrucknerBirgit MinichmayrMaximilian Bruckner, Birgit MinichmayrStrand Releasing
Cherry Blossoms
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Cherry Blossoms

Genre: Romance, Drama; Starring: Hannelore Elsner, Elmar Wepper, Maximilian Bruckner, Birgit Minichmayr; Director: Doris Dorrie; Author: Doris Dorrie; Runtime (in minutes): 124; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Strand Releasing

Nothing moves quickly in German writer-director Doris Dörrie’s plaintive drama Cherry Bolssoms. The camera lingers on sunlit trees and scuttling flies. The plot plods. And Rudi (Elmar Wepper), a terminally ill widower living out his late wife’s unrealized dream of traveling to Japan, shuffles around the streets of Tokyo in a heavyhearted stupor. But there’s a grace to it all, and moments of oddball poetry — like Rudi learning the art of Japanese shadow dancing from a street performer — will reward patient viewers. B

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