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Comets (Kometen)

Comets
Scene from "Comets" (photo © EIKON / Dirk Haeger)

Comets is the adaptation of Stefan Beuses' debut novel of the same name.

A hobby astronomer accidentally discovers an unknown comet. While the comet is moving toward earth, the lives of nine different characters cross.

A microcosm is portrayed in short and interwoven episodes: People full of longing, people in their search for love and happiness and people who are united in their escape from isolation. They are all like comets on the glacial course of their lives and in need of a small explosion to free themselves of their numbness.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Till Endemann
Screenplay Till Endemann
Cinematography Bjoern Haneld
Rebecca Khanide
Stefan Schulzki
Wolfgang Arens
Cast Michael Hanemann, Barnaby Metschurat, Joachim Bliese, Boris Aljinovic, Jan Henrik Stahlberg
Producer Ernst Ludwig Ganzert
Production Company EIKON Südwest/Stuttgart
Runtime 91 min
Format 35 mm, color
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 2005, Shanghai Television Festival 2006
Awards Golden Magnolia (Best Screenplay) Shanghai 2006
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg

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