Cherry Blossoms

B
January 23, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST

Nothing moves quickly in German writer-director Doris Dörrie’s plaintive drama Cherry Bolssoms. The camera lingers on sunlit trees and scuttling flies. The plot plods. And Rudi (Elmar Wepper), a terminally ill widower living out his late wife’s unrealized dream of traveling to Japan, shuffles around the streets of Tokyo in a heavyhearted stupor. But there’s a grace to it all, and moments of oddball poetry — like Rudi learning the art of Japanese shadow dancing from a street performer — will reward patient viewers. B

Cherry Blossoms

type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
124 minutes
director
Doris Dorrie
Cast
Hannelore Elsner,
Elmar Wepper,
Maximilian Bruckner,
Birgit Minichmayr
Studio
Strand Releasing
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Cherry Blossoms

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