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Cherry Blossoms Review


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A beautiful tissue-paper piece of art that falls to shreds should you so much as blow upon it, Dorris Dörrie's Cherry Blossoms is the kind of film that dares you to laugh at it. There are heartfelt declarations of love and elaborate avant-garde dance routines, not to mention a major plot point about a mountain appearing from behind a veil of mist. Cynics: Don't venture within one hundred meters. Romantics: Run, don't walk, to the theater. Everybody else: Approach with caution.

Cherry Blossoms is a sentimental work about Rudi, a stick-in-the-mud German civil servant whose life is upended upon the sudden death of his wife, Trudi, whom he realizes too late he never quite knew. Yes, tears will be shed. But since this is a German film, much of which is set in Japan, the crying will be rather circumspect, and horribly embarrassed.

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The Trio Review


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A wise marketer might try to tempt you with The Trio by saying it's about an oddball German family making a living as a band of pickpockets.

A less wise marketer might try to tempt you with the film by putting a picture of a guy in his underwear on the box cover.

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