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by Chris Kraus


A renowned German Holocaust researcher, grandson of a prominent Nazi war criminal, is struggling with his family history, his career and his hatred of people in general. At the height of his personal crisis, he encounters a passionate, manic French Jewess with a Teutonic complex. Her remarkably frank and unconventional manner turns his professional and family life upside down and helps him finally break down the barriers he has built around his life. An impossible romantic comedy, in effect, a love story programmed to self-destruct.

international title: The Bloom of Yesterday
original title: Die Blumen von gestern
country: Austria, Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Chris Kraus
film run: 100'
release date: DE 12/01/2017, AT 13/01/2017
screenplay: Chris Kraus
cast: Adèle Haenel, Lars Eidinger, Hannah Herzsprung, Jan Josef Liefers
cinematography by: Sonja Rom
film editing: Brigitta Tauchner
art director: Silke Buhr
costumes designer: Gioia Raspé
music: Annette Focks
producer: Danny Krausz, Kathrin Lemme
co-producer: Chris Kraus, Kurt Stocker
production: Four Minutes, Dor Film
backing: MFG Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Federal Film Board, the German Federal Film Fund, the Austrian Film Institute, the Filmfonds Wien, FISA – Filmstandort Austria, Eurimages
distributor: Piffl Medien Filmverleih, Filmladen


main awards/selection

Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 

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