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BLISS tells the story of the unlikely union between two troubled youngsters living in Berlin. Irina is a war refugee turned prostitute, and Kalle is a homeless Punk. When they meet, they quickly fall for each other in spite of their shyness and the mutual suspicion that's part of life on the street. Against the odds they manage to find a kind of stability and build a life together, living in a small apartment that Irina uses as her office. One day one of Irina’s clients drops dead and she flees in panic. When Kalle returns home and finds the corpse, he decides he will stop at nothing to defend the bliss he has found with the woman he loves…

BLISS is based on a short story from Ferdinand von Schirach’s best-selling novel Crime, which has been sold in over 30 countries.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Doris Dörrie
Screenplay Doris Dörrie
Cinematography Hanno Lentz
Cast Alba Rohrwacher, Vinzenz Kiefer, Matthias Brandt, Oliver Nägele, Maren Kroymann, Christina Große
Producers Oliver Berben, Martin Moszkowicz, Ruth Stadler
Co-Producer Rainer Curdt
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion, in co-production with Rainer Curdt Filmproduktion/Schöppenstedt
Runtime 112 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 2012, International Women's FF Seoul 2012, Molodist Kyiv 2012, Sao Paulo 2012, Bratislava 2013
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2012 (Best Directing)
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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