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ALIVE

by Michael Siebert

synopsis

Sophie and Wolfram, both theater actors, want to spend their final days together. They share one fate. Diagnosed with cancer, Sophie wants to end her life on her terms. In her apartment, the two share intimate and tender moments. Wolfram leaves his daughters behind to explore the gentle love to Sophie. She lies to her friends about her condition at a dinner party in order to have one last life-affirming evening. Uli, her best friend, promises to bring the life-ending medication soon. With ups and downs in the days of waiting and through the power of her imagination, Sophie takes Wolfram to the stage one last time before breaking down in her apartment.

international title: Alive
original title: Lebendig
country: Germany
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Michael Siebert
film run: 93'
screenplay: Michael Siebert, Wolfram Rupperti
cast: Wolfram Rupperti, Sophie von Kessel, Laura Biemann, Berend Feddersen, David Langer, Maria Lüthi, Cynthia Micas, Emilia Rupperti, Philippa Rupperti, Ulrike Willenbacher
cinematography by: Jens Winkler, Manuel Steer
film editing: Florian Metzner
music: Matthias Weber, Vera Marie Weber
producer: Michael Siebert
production: GTM Entertainment
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