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Scene from "Cloud 9" (photo © RF 2008)

She didn't ask for it. It just happened. There were stealing glances, attraction. But this was never supposed to happen.

Inge is in her mid-60s. She has been married for 30 years and loves her husband. But Inge is drawn to this older man Karl, already 76. It's passion. It's sex. And she suddenly feels like a young girl again...

Andreas Dresen was born 1963 in Gera. He studied Directing at the "Konrad Wolf" University of Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 1992, he has been working as a writer and director for film, TV and theater. A selection of his award-winning films includes: SILENT COUNTRY (STILLES LAND, 1992), NIGHT SHAPES (NACHTGESTALTEN, 1998), THE POLICEWOMAN (DIE POLIZISTIN, 2000), GRILL POINT (HALBE TREPPE, 2001), VOTE FOR HENRYK! (HERR WICHMANN VON DER CDU, 2003), WILLENBROCK (2004), SUMMER IN BERLIN (SOMMER VORM BALKON, 2005), CLOUD 9 (WOLKE 9, 2008), WHISKY WITH VODKA (WHISKY MIT WODKA, 2009), STOPPED ON TRACK (HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE, 2011), AS WE WERE DREAMING (ALS WIR TRÄUMTEN, 2015), and THE LEGEN OF TIMM THALER OR THE BOY WHO SOLD HIS LAUGHTER (TIMM THALER ODER DAS VERKAUFTE LACHEN, 2017).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Andreas Dresen
Screenplay Joerg Hauschild, Laila Stieler, Cooky Ziesche, Andreas Dresen
Cinematography Michael Hammon
Joerg Hauschild
Susanne Hopf
Cast Steffi Kühnert, Horst Rehberg, Ursula Werner, Horst Westphal
Producer Peter Rommel
Production Company Rommel Film, in co-production with RBB, in cooperation with ARTE
Length 98 min
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, French
Festivals Cannes 2008 (Un Certain Regard), Karlovy Vary 2008, Melbourne 2008, Toronto 2008, Warsaw 2008, Ghent 2008, Sao Paulo 2008, Rio 2008, Havana 2008, Palms Springs 2009, Triest 2009, BAFICI Buenos Aires 2009, Huesca 2009, Thessaloniki 2012, Festroia 2014, Zagreb 2016
Awards Coup de Coeur Award Cannes 2008, Bavaria Film Prize 2009 (Best Actress Ursula Werner, Best Cinematographer Michael Hammon), Best Feature Film Triest 2009, German Film Award 2009 (Best Film: Bronze, Best Direction, Best Leading Actress)
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund, BKM, Filmkunstpreis 2006 Festival des Deutschen Films
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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