FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR

GRÜßE AUS FUKUSHIMA

By Doris DOERRIE

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Drama - Completed 2016

Young German woman Marie and cantankerous old Satomi -- two women who couldn't be more different -- are trapped in the past and must learn to liberate themselves from guilt and the burden of memory in post-disaster Fukushima...

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2016
2nd Place Panorama Audience Award
Berlinale - EFM 2016
Cicae Art Cinema Award
Berlinale - EFM 2016
Heiner Carow Award
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, JAPANESE, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Doris DOERRIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Doris DOERRIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Harald KÜGLER (Olga Film), Molly VON FÜRSTENBERG (Olga Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Young German woman Marie (Rosalie Thomass) escapes to Fukushima to change her life. Working with the organization Clowns4Help, she hopes to bring joy to 2011 nuclear disaster survivors, some still living in emergency shelters. Marie soon realizes she‘s absolutely unsuited to the task of making tragedy less wearisome. But instead of running away, Marie decides to stay with cantankerous old Satomi (Kaori Momoi), the last geisha of Fukushima, who of her own accord has decided to retreat back to her ruined house in the formerly radioactive Exclusion Zone. Two women who couldn‘t be more different, but who – each in her own way – are trapped in the past and must learn to liberate themselves from guilt and the burden of memory.
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