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Cold Is The Evening Breeze (Kalt ist der Abendhauch)

Cold Is The Evening Breeze

"Perhaps one needs an entire life to be able to be happy for five minutes" - Charlotte.

For almost her whole life Charlotte has been waiting for the man whom she knows is the right one for her, Hugo, her sister's husband. She lives her own life, survives war, husband and lover, has three children and, quite literally, a body in the cellar. At the end of her days, now aged over eighty, she meets her great love again. The fulfilment of this passion lies in its confirmation: Hugo has also realised, too late, that there was only one true love in his life.


Rainer Kaufmann was born in Frankfurt in 1959 and graduated from the Academy of Television & Film in Munich in 1990. During his studies he made several award-winning shorts, including The Most Beautiful Breasts in the World (Der schoenste Busen der Welt, 1990). His first feature-length TV film, Dann eben mit Gewalt (1992), won numerous European awards. A selection of his other films includes: Einer meiner aeltesten Freunde (TV, 1993), Der Unschuldsengel (TV, 1994), Talk of the Town (Stadtgespraech, 1995), Greenhorn (TV, 1995), The Pharmacist (Die Apothekerin, 1997), Long Hello and Short Goodbye (1998), Cold is the Evening Breeze (Kalt ist der Abendhauch, 1999), Ausflug (2001), Und die Braut wusste von nichts (TV, 2002), Queen of Cherries (Die Kirschenkoenigin, 2004), Maria\'s Last Journey (Maria\'s letzte Reise, TV, 2005), and Runaway Horse (Ein fliehendes Pferd, 2007).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Rainer Kaufmann
Screenplay Kathrin Richter
Cinematography Klaus Eichhammer
Ueli Christen
Andrej Hermlin, Niki Reiser
Cast Gisela Trowe, Heinz Bennent, August Diehl, Fritzi Haberlandt
Production Company Senator Film Produktion
Length 124 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Montreal 2000 (World Greats), Berlin 2001 (New German Films)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, BKM
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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