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Blueprint
Franka Potente (photo © Bernd Spauke/Relevant Film)

Sometime in the near future...

Years ago, the world famous pianist and composer Iris Sellen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Determined not to let her musical talent die with her, she convinced the ambitious scientist Dr. Fischer to produce a clone of herself, her daughter Siri.

When Siri finds out at the age of thirteen that she is her mother’s clone, her whole world falls apart. The once very close and sweet relationship between mother and daughter turns into an emotional struggle. They fight for the same man, compete with their musical careers, and nearly pay with their lives.

In order to escape the disappointment of her own existence, Siri later moves to Canada where she lives a lonely life in the woods. But fate grants her the possibility of release from her self-imposed isolation when she meets Greg, a charming architect who brings love back into Siri’s life and even paves the way toward reconciliation between mother and daughter.


Rolf Schübel was born in Stuttgart in 1942. He studied Literature and Sociology in Tuebingen and Hamburg and has been making films since 1968. A selection of his films includes: Red Flags Can Be Seen Better (Rote Fahnen sieht man besser, documentary, 1971), Obituary for a Beast (Nachruf auf eine Bestie, documentary, 1983), The Red Indian (Der Indianer, documentary, 1987), The Homesickness of Walerjan Wrobel (Das Heimweh des Walerjan Wrobel, 1989), Mortal Enemies - Dying and Survival in Stalingrad (Todfeinde - Vom Sterben und Ueberleben in Stalingrad, documentary, 1993), 2 1/2 Minutes (TV, 1997), Gloomy Sunday (Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod, 1999) and Blueprint (2003), among others.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Director Rolf Schübel
Screenplay Claus C. Fischer
Cinematography Holly Fink
Ursula Hoef
Detlef F. Petersen
Christian Bussmann
Cast Katja Studt, Wanja Mues, Justus von Dohnányi, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Ulrich Thomsen, Franka Potente
Producer Heike Wiehle-Timm
Production Company Relevant Film, in co-production with WDR, ARTE, Studio Hamburg/Hamburg
Length 110 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 2004 (German Cinema)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MEDIA Plus
German Distributor BlueLend/Berlin

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