Cherry Blossoms (2008)

Life after death…

Husband and wife Trudi (Hannelore Elsner) and Rudi (Elmar Wepper) live a quiet life in rural Germany. Every day Rudi goes off to work at the same time, eats lunch at the same time and comes home at the same time; all the while, Trudi harbours secret dreams of exotic lands. When she learns that Rudi is terminally ill, Trudi can’t bring herself to tell him but instead insists that they visit their grown up children in Berlin.

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Gran Torino (2008)

Clint is back to make your day…

He may be approaching 80, but Clint Eastwood remains at the forefront of modern cinema. Far from causing a generational gap, Eastwood’s age, and the vast film industry experience that it represents, ensures he remains a significant, interesting and powerful cinematic force. This is proved not just by the fact that his recent real-life drama Changeling has been nominated for three Academy Awards, but also because his new movie Gran Torino is yet another astonishing piece of film-making.

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