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by Sven Taddicken


Desperately trapped in a failing marriage, Helene Brindel finally loses all hope when she feels she has been abandoned by God as well. Reaching out, she sees the key to her liberation in the form of the celebrated psychologist Eduard E. Gluck. But the charismatic Gluck is having to fight demons of his own. Only when he and Helene encounter one another do these two apparently complete opposites find themselves drawn irresistibly together. Hesitantly at first, the one moves closer to the other - and both give themselves over to a world in which love is likewise a test and a promise that leads to a blissful future.

international title: Original Bliss
original title: Gleissendes Glück
country: Germany
sales agent: Picture Tree International
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Sven Taddicken
screenplay: Sven Taddicken, Stefanie Veith, Hendrik Hölzemann
cast: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Tukur, Johannes Krisch, Hans-Michael Rehberg
cinematography by: Daniela Knapp
film editing: Andreas Wodraschke
art director: Juliane Friedrich
costumes designer: Ute Paffendorf
music: Wouter Verhulst, Riad Abdel-Nabi
producer: Alexander Bickenbach, Manuel Bickenbach
co-producer: Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner, Marc Gabizon, David Kehrl
production: Frisbeefilms GmbH & Co. KG, cine plus Filmproduktion, Senator Film Produktion
backing: ilm- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund
distributor: Wild Bunch Distribution Germany


main awards/selection

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016
Zurich Film Festival 2016
Busan International Film Festival 2016

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