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Cloud 9

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Overview

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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"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

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
  • Inge : Ursula Werner
  • Werner : Horst Rehberg
  • Karl : Horst Westphal
  • Petra : Steffi Ku'hnert
  • 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
  • Release Date : 05/17/08
  • Countries of Production : Germany
  • Languages : German
  • Running Time : 98 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1:85:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
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