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Longing (2006)

Sehnsucht (original title)
A metalworker and volunteer firefighter, who is content with his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, sees his life turn upside down when he falls in love with an attractive waitress from a nearby town.

Director:

Valeska Grisebach
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andreas Müller Andreas Müller ... Markus Koplin
Ilka Welz Ilka Welz ... Ella Koplin
Anett Dornbusch Anett Dornbusch ... Rose Kuchenbecker
Erika Lemke Erika Lemke ... Oma
Markus Werner Markus Werner ... Nachbarjunge
Doritha Richter Doritha Richter ... Mutter
Detlef Baumann Detlef Baumann ... Nachbar
Ilse Lausch Ilse Lausch ... Tante
Harald Kuchenbecker Harald Kuchenbecker ... Onkel
Jan Günzel Jan Günzel ... Freund #1
Bernd Liske Bernd Liske ... Freund #2
Bernd Wachsmuth Bernd Wachsmuth ... Freund #3
Hartmut Schliephacke Hartmut Schliephacke ... Bürgermeister / Wehrleiter
Viola Hoffmann Viola Hoffmann ... Frau in Frauenrunde #1
Petra Lemke Petra Lemke ... Frau in Frauenrunde #2
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A metalworker and volunteer firefighter, who is content with his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, sees his life turn upside down when he falls in love with an attractive waitress from a nearby town.

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Piffl Medien [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 September 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Desiderio See more »

Filming Locations:

Brandenburg, Germany See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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a relaxing, unusual, slow-paced romance
29 November 2010 | by dina013See all my reviews

Shot in a usual village-setting, no glamor, no special dramatic effects, this movie displays love, grief and sensibility in a rather uncommon way; it deals with real people (or at least it has a strong tendency of emphasizing realism), real routine and day-to-day situations, where you don't really have the "femme fatale" or the hero.

Markus, the main character is the real mystery here. Some questions the viewer might be asking him/her self during this movie: what does Markus want? what does he think/feel? One of the great pluses for this movie lies within this character's psychology, since it often hard to understand where he's going with his actions and most importantly why. That is what brings the viewer to the end of the movie, through the long shots that could be considered almost dead-boring if it weren't for that true curiosity of finding out what happens next.

So: do we find out? In the end, it is really a mystery, a question of "fate". I found the epilogue of great effect and a good means to emphasize the essence of what we -as an audience - witnessed through this nice, quaint little romance.


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