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THE INVENTION OF THE CURRIED SAUSAGE

by Ulla Wagner

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During the last throes of the war, Lena Bruecker is 47 years old. Her children have left the roost and her husband has been stationed on the eastern front for years. After an evening in a movie theater, which, as usual, ends up in an air-raid shelter, she takes Petty Officer Bremer home with her. Lena offers him a place to stay – first only for the night, but then for good. Facing the cold, hopeless front as an alternative, Bremer decides to desert in the morning. Lena's apartment becomes an island, on which both of them enjoy drifting: Bremer, is too young to die in the final battle of a hopeless war, while Lena is still young enough to feel her passion for life.

international title: The Invention of the Curried Sausage
original title: Die Entdeckung der Currywurst
country: Germany
sales agent: Tag/Traum Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Ulla Wagner
screenplay: Ulla Wagner
cast: Barbara Sukowa, Alexander Khuon, Wolfgang Boeck, Branko Samarovski, Astrid Meyerfeldt, Goetz Schubert
cinematography by: Theo Bierkens
film editing: Corina Dietz
art director: Benedikt Herforth
music: Benedikt Herforth
producer: Gerd Haag
production: Tag/Traum Filmproduktion, Känguruh-Film, Ego Media (LV)
backing: Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA), BKM, Filmstiftung NRW, Nordmedia
distributor: Schwarz Weiss Filmverleih

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