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HEAVEN

HEAVEN
Giovanni Ribisi, Cate Blanchett (photo © X Filme Creative Pool GmbH)

Turin. Four innocent people fall victim to an assassination. The English teacher Philippa is arrested. She doesn't deny anything - and is shattered. She had a different goal, namely a drug dealer responsible for the death of her husband and four of her pupils. The police however insist that there was a political motive. Only a young rookie policeman believes her, for he secretly thinks that they were meant for one another. But he must prove his love to her, unconditionally ...


Tom Tykwer was born in Wuppertal in 1965 and became interested in film at an early age. He worked as a projectionist and booker in various independent arthouse cinemas for several years before he helmed his first feature film DEADLY MARIA in 1993, followed by WINTER SLEEPERS (1997), RUN LOLA RUN (1998), THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR (2000), HEAVEN (2002), PERFUME - THE STORY OF A MURDERER (2006), THE INTERNATIONAL (2009), and THREE (2010), among others.
Genre Thriller, Drama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Tom Tykwer
Cinematography Frank Griebe
Mathilde Bonnefoy
Arvo Paert
Uli Hanisch
Cast Giovanni Ribisi, Cate Blanchett
Producers Fréderique Dumas, William Horberg, Anthony Minghella, Maria Koepf, Stefan Arndt
Production Companies X Filme Creative Pool, Miramax International, New York
Length 95 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German
Original Version
 English/Italian
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Berlin 2002 (opening film, in competition), Toronto 2002, Hong Kong 2002, Gaia 2002, Rio 2002, Espoo Ciné 2002, Zurich 2012
Awards German Film Award in Silver 2002, Gilde Film Prize 2002, Golden Prize Gaia 2002, German Film Critics' Award 2003 for Best Visual Design
With backing from German Federal Film Board
German Distributor X Verleih

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