• Anfang 80
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  • Anfang 80

Anfang 80

by Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl German Language Feature Film / Competition

Does luck have a use by date? Both thought that at eighty they have experienced everything until, like a bolt of lightening, Rosa and Bruno come together and immediately fall head over heels. There are two obstacles to their happiness though: Bruno’s marriage, which has long been routine, and Rosa’s illness; she has cancer and not long left to live. Despite the difficult circumstances, the two decide to breakaway – Bruno from his relationship and Rosa from her retirement home. Against the advice of carers, doctors and relatives, the pair moves into a new apartment together. ANFANG 80 shows with a great deal of unequivocal humour how insensitively and sometimes desperately overburdened society reacts to love among the elderly.
A film about people whose freedom to love is no longer granted and who prove beyond all doubt that nobody is too old for young love.

  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: Austria, 2011
  • Runtime: 93 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Directors: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
  • Cast: Karl Merkatz, Christine Ostermayer, Erni Mangold, Branko Samarovski
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  • Screenplay: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
  • Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler
  • Editor: Karin Hammer
  • Sound: Klaus Kellermann
  • Music: Milos Todorovski, Wolfgang Schloegl
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  • Producers: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer
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  • Production Company: NGF – Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
  • World Sales: NGF – Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
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