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BLISS

by Doris Dörrie

synopsis

Civil war ravages Irina’s country. Soldiers burst into her family’s house, kill her relatives and rape Irina. Traumatised, Irina flees to Berlin where she works illegally as a prostitute. In Berlin she meets Kalle, an unemployed punk, and lets him stay at her apartment. The two fall in love. But their happiness is soon threatened in the extreme when Kalle discovers a dead john in his girlfriend’s bed and commits a desperate deed. Criminal defence lawyer Noah Leyden takes on the case. Having defended numerous clients during similar trials he considers himself something of a specialist in the pursuit of happiness; he also knows what can happen the moment luck runs out. Events surrounding Irina and Kalle provide him with fresh material with which to ponder his favourite topic…

international title: Bliss
original title: Glück
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Doris Dörrie
release date: DE 23/02/2012, NO 05/10/2012
screenplay: Doris Dörrie
cast: Alba Rohrwacher, Vinzenz Kiefer, Matthias Brandt, Christina Grosse, Flora Thiemann, Levin Henning, Maren Kroymann, Oliver Nägele, Paraschiva Dragus, Andrea Sawatzki, Aykut Kayacik, Petra Kleinert
cinematography by: Hanno Lentz
film editing: Frank J. Müller, Inez Regnier
art director: Bernd Lepel
costumes designer: Yoshio Yabara
music: Hauschka
producer: Oliver Berben
production: Constantin Film AG
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