TO LIFE!

AUF DAS LEBEN!

By Uwe JANSON

GLOBAL SCREEN GMBH - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2014


Festivals
& Awards

Hof 2014
Official Selection
Sao Paulo IFF 2014
Official Selection
Haifa 30th IFF 2014
Official Selection
Jiff Jewish IFF Sidney/ Melbourne 2014
Official Selection
Berlin & Beyond FF San Francisco 2014
Official Selection
Montréal World FF 2014
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Uwe JANSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Thorsten WETTCKE
    • Producer(s)
    • Alice BRAUNER (CCC-Filmkunst Berlin), Michael ZECHBAUER (Co-Producer)
    • Synopsis



    • Fate has taken its toll on the ageing cabaret singer Ruth and the young but terminally ill Jonas. Yet despite their great age difference and their entirely opposite experiences in life, they form an intense bond and give each other a reason and purpose to live.

      "To Life!", which translates into German as "Auf das Leben!" and into Hebrew as "L'Chaim!", is a popular Jewish toast that symbolizes the atmosphere of this film. In the subtle and always demure interplay between Hannelore Elsner, the grande dame of German cinema, and versatile young star Max Riemelt (“Sense 8”,"The Wave", "Napola"), Janson weaves a tale that effortlessly shifts between World War II, the post-war generation and today. It features intensely moving renditions of Jewish music classics that have been re-recorded and newly interpreted for this film, and that suffuse the film with the palpable feel of a culture of defiance and life.
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