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Peas at 5:30 (2004)

Erbsen auf halb 6 (original title)
A film director loses his sight in an accident and must learn to live without his eyes. He and the blind woman assigned to help him go on a funny and romantic adventure that will change both their lives.

Director:

Lars Büchel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fritzi Haberlandt ... Lilly Walter
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Jakob Magnusson
Tina Engel Tina Engel ... Regine Walter
Harald Schrott ... Paul
Jenny Gröllmann ... Franziska Magnusson
Petra Hartung Petra Hartung ... Pflegerin
Jens Münchow ... Jan
Annett Renneberg Annett Renneberg ... Nina
Alice Dwyer ... Alex Walter
Max Mauff ... Ben
Michael Hanemann Michael Hanemann ... Pfarrer
Heinz Petters Heinz Petters ... Küster
Jens Peter Brose Jens Peter Brose ... Mann im Kiosk
Ina Holst Ina Holst ... Zimmerwirtin
Matthias Brenner ... Bauer
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A film director loses his sight in an accident and must learn to live without his eyes. He and the blind woman assigned to help him go on a funny and romantic adventure that will change both their lives.

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Taglines:

Die wunderbare Geschichte einer blinden Liebe (The wonderful story of a blind love)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Russian

Release Date:

4 March 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Groszek na wpól do szóstej See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,589,140
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A love story...actually, three love stories
22 January 2005 | by espelandsterSee all my reviews

This film (English title: Peas at 5:30) came to Minneapolis, MN as part of the Talk Cinema (talkcinema.com) series. Director Lars Buechel was in attendance. Essentially, it's a fairy tale about two blind people who fall in love. Exquisite visuals--a field of yellow flowers, red sculptures on a seashore, a gorgeous new setting of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," expansive city vistas--show us what the lead characters can't see. Brilliant sound editing lets us hear what they hear--rain making music in water glasses, wind blowing curtains. The opening montage is a knockout. Emotionally, the film is a roller-coaster--Buechel packs a lot of grief and tension and hilarity and hope into two hours. When you wonder why the characters never seem to eat, for example, and start thinking that certain events in the film are a bit of a stretch, remember that it is a fairy tale (Buechel's description) and suspend your disbelief. It's worth it for this sensuous and moving experience. Almost all of it was shot in Germany, with a bleak East Germany playing the role of Russia.


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