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amour, L'

A road movie, a love story.
When they meet she's walking the streets, he's just been fired at the scrapyard. His arm is in a cast. It's winter. They love each other.
They leave.
A film about the coldness of the automatic machines, the coldness of prostitution, the coldness of love that is seeking warmth.
Basically, a fairy tale: How can two children survive in the winter?


Philip Gröning was born in 1959 in Düsseldorf. Also active as a screenwriter and producer, his award-winning films include: SUMMER (1986), THE TERRORISTS (1992), VICTIMS. WITNESSES (doc, 1993), LOVE, MONEY, LOVE (2000), INTO GREAT SILENCE (doc, 2005), THE POLICE OFFICER’S WIFE (2013), and MY BROTHER'S NAME IS ROBERT AND HE IS AN IDIOT (2018).
Category Feature
Director Philip Gröning
Screenplay Philip Gröning, Michael Busch
Cinematography Sophie Maintigneux, Max Jonathan Silberstein, André Bonzel
Max Jonathan Silberstein, Valdis Oskarsdottir
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Darlene Hofner, Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground, Residents, Fred Frith, Supersuckers, Calexico, Yo La Tengo, Snow Patrol
Cast Florian Stetter, Sabine Hagenbuechle, Michael Schech, Dierk Prawdzik, Marquard Bohm, Gerhard Fries, Kurt (the dog)
Producer Philip Gröning
Production Companies Solera Films, Paris, Balzli und Fahrer Filmproduktion/Bern, Philip Gröning Filmproduktion/Düsseldorf, in co-production with Teleclub/Zurich, SRF/Zurich, Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR, ARTE, in cooperation with Taunus Film/Wiesbaden
Length 137 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
With backing from EURIMAGES, Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film, BKM, Eidgenoessisches Departement des Innern, Kanton Bern

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