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Cherry BlossomsCherry Blossoms tells the story of Rudi: terminally ill, he travels to Japan after the sudden death of his wife Trudi, in order to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer, in the midst of the cherry blossom festival, a celebration of beauty, impermanence and new beginnings.
Actors of "Cherry Blossoms"
Characters of "Cherry Blossoms"
Directors of "Cherry Blossoms"Doris DörrieBirthdate: 26 May 1955, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Creators of "Cherry Blossoms"Doris DörrieBirthdate: 26 May 1955, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Critic Reviews of "Cherry Blossoms"Chicago ReaderJuly 30, 2015
This may lack the understated pathos of Ozu's somber masterpiece, but it's still a moving meditation on aging and loss, and Wepper and Elsner are unforgettable.St. Louis Post-DispatchApril 02, 2009
A uniquely poignant meditation on mortality.San Francisco ChronicleMarch 20, 2009
The movie is an ideal blend of character study, deceptively simple plot twists, inspired acting, and travelogue.Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 06, 2009
It's a gentle lesson in facing life's hardships with acceptance rather than grief.Seattle TimesMarch 06, 2009
A quiet, moving tale of love and loss.Christian Science MonitorMarch 02, 2009
If you have ever seen Yasujiro Ozu's masterpiece Tokyo Story -- one of the greatest films ever made -- you may respond to Doris Dörrie's Cherry Blossoms, which is a kind of homage.Tiny Mix TapesOctober 11, 2015
I am in favor of films remaining enigmatic or having an air of mystery about them, but Cherry Blossoms crosses the line into aimlessness.Georgia StraightJuly 07, 2010
Is it all a bit precious and far-fetched? Sure, but so, the filmmaker is saying, is life.Boston PhoenixApril 23, 2009
I can appreciate Dörrie's craft, and her sincerity, but the two-hour story of Rudi's evolution, which includes his unlikely friendship with a tiresome white-faced butoh performer (Aya Irizuki), meant nothing to me.Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)April 22, 2009
A bare reading of the plot doesn't actually do justice to the subtle beauty of this exquisite little film.Times (UK)April 09, 2009
The example set by Ozu's best works goes unheeded as the film becomes too cutesy and forced to be moving.Observer (UK)April 09, 2009
It's a quiet, very beautiful film about the duality of love and death.
Gallery of "Cherry Blossoms"