Cherry Blossoms

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CHERRY BLOSSOMS is a tender, emotionally intense and profoundly moving story of marital love. Only Trudi knows that her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their family in Berlin. Then, suddenly, Trudi dies. Rudi is devastated but vows to make up for her lost life. And so he embarks on his last journey – to Tokyo – in the midst of the cherry blossom festival, a celebration of beauty, impermanence and new beginnings.

“A most beautiful film” – Los Angeles Times


Doris Dorrie’s Cherry Blossoms is both a tender tale of cultural crossings and a double portrait of grief.
– A.O. Scott, New York Times

There’s a grace to it all, and moments of oddball poetry will reward patient viewers.
– Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly

Refusing to be rushed, Doris Dorrie blends individual experiences with universal emotions to create a quietly moving study of self-discovery.
– Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Cast & Crew


Doris Dörrie


Doris Dörrie


Harald Kügler
Molly von Fürstenberg


Elmar Wepper
Hannelore Elsner
Aya Irizuki
Film Specs

Country of Origin: Germany/Japan

Format: 35mm/1.85/Color

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Running Time: 124 minutes

Genre: Drama

Rating: Not Rated

In German, English, and Japanese with English Subtitles


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