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Cloud 9

Cloud 9

About the Film

Cloud 9 is the groundbreaking and lyrical story of a 67-year old married woman who rediscovers passion and her sexuality when she falls in love with a 76-year old man. Cloud 9 won an Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, and the Best Director and Best Actress prizes at the 2009 German Film Awards.
Starring: Ursula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal
Director: Andreas Dresen

Reactions

"Not since David Lean’s Brief Encounter has a drama so thoughtfully explored a woman’s point of view on her extramarital affair." - Maria Garcia, Film Journal

"A deeply moving film, immaculately acted." - YesGuardian

"A small film with a big heart." - Variety

FOUR STARS! "A heart-rending portrayal of love’s labours lost and won." - The Globe & Mail

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Bavarian Film Awards 2009 - Best Actress, Ursula Werner
  • Winner! Bavarian Film Awards 2009 - Best Cinematography
  • Film+ 2009 Editing Award Nominee - Feature Film Fiction
  • Winner! German Film Awards 2009 Film Award in Bronze - Outstanding Feature Film, Peter Rommel
  • Winner! German Film Awards 2009 Film Award in Gold - Best Direction, Andreas Dresen
  • Winner! German Film Awards 2009 Film Award in Gold - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Ursula Werner
  • German Film Awards 2009 Film Award in Gold Nominee - Outstanding Feature Film, Peter Rommel
  • Winner! Trieste Film Festival 2009 - Prize Trieste, Andreas Dresen
  • Winner! Geneva Cinéma Tout Ecran 2008 - Best Actress, Ursula Werner
  • European Film Awards 2008 Nominee - Best Actress, Ursula Werner
  • European Film Awards 2008 Nominee - Best Director, Andreas Dresen
  • Winner! Cannes Film Festival 2008 - Un Certain Regard - Jury Coup de Coeur, Andreas Dresen 

Cast & Crew

Cast

Inge: Ursula Werner
Werner:
Horst Rehberg
Karl:
Horst Westphal
Petra: Steffi Ku'hnert

Crew

Director: Andreas Dresen
Screenplay: Andreas Dresen, Jorg Hauschild, Laila Stieler, and Cooky Ziesche
Producer: Peter Rommel
Production Manager: Peter Hartwig
Cinematography: Michael Hammon
Editor: Jorg Hauschild
Production Design: Susanne Hopf Costume
Costume Design: Sabine Greunig
Sound: Peter Schmidt

Technical Info

Production Year: 2008
Countries of Production: Germany
Languages: German
Running Time: 1h 38m
Screen Ratio: 1.85:1
Color: Color
Rating: Unrated

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Bavarian Film Awards 2009 - Best Actress, Ursula Werner
  • Winner! Bavarian Film Awards 2009 - Best Cinematography
  • Film+ 2009 Editing Award Nominee - Feature Film Fiction
  • Winner! German Film Awards 2009 Film Award in Bronze - Outstanding Feature Film, Peter Rommel
  • Winner! German Film Awards 2009 Film Award in Gold - Best Direction, Andreas Dresen
  • Winner! German Film Awards 2009 Film Award in Gold - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Ursula Werner
  • German Film Awards 2009 Film Award in Gold Nominee - Outstanding Feature Film, Peter Rommel
  • Winner! Trieste Film Festival 2009 - Prize Trieste, Andreas Dresen
  • Winner! Geneva Cinéma Tout Ecran 2008 - Best Actress, Ursula Werner
  • European Film Awards 2008 Nominee - Best Actress, Ursula Werner
  • European Film Awards 2008 Nominee - Best Director, Andreas Dresen
  • Winner! Cannes Film Festival 2008 - Un Certain Regard - Jury Coup de Coeur, Andreas Dresen 

Reactions

"Not since David Lean’s Brief Encounter has a drama so thoughtfully explored a woman’s point of view on her extramarital affair." - Maria Garcia, Film Journal

"A deeply moving film, immaculately acted." - YesGuardian

"A small film with a big heart." - Variety

FOUR STARS! "A heart-rending portrayal of love’s labours lost and won." - The Globe & Mail

Detailed Film Info

Set in East Berlin, Cloud 9 is the groundbreaking, lyrical and moving story of Inge (Ursula Werner), a 67-year old married woman who rediscovers passion and her sexuality when she unexpectedly falls in love with 76 year-old Karl (Horst Westphal). Ms. Werner won the German Film Award for Best Actress (Germany’s equivalent of the Academy Award).

Home-based seamstress Inge has seemingly been happily married for 30 years to Werner (Horst Rehlberg), with whom she has an intimate and tender relationship. But when she decides to deliver a pair of altered pants to Karl, she is suddenly shaken out of her comfort zone into the realm of physical and emotional passion. Andreas Dresen’s nuanced and humorous direction shows us an aspect of life rarely portrayed on screen for which he won the German Film Award for Best Direction.

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