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The Invention of the Curried Sausage (2008)

Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (original title)
World War II is grinding to a close, and middle-aged Lena Bruecker (Barbara Sukowa) is caught in the fallout of Germany's crushing defeat. Her husband is missing in action on the Eastern ... See full summary »

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Ulla Wagner

Writers:

Uwe Timm (novel), Ulla Wagner (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Sukowa ... Lena Brücker
Alexander Khuon Alexander Khuon ... Hermann Bremer
Wolfgang Böck ... Holzinger
Branko Samarovski Branko Samarovski ... Lammers
Götz Schubert ... Gary Brücker
Frederick Lau ... Jürgen Brücker
Astrid Meyerfeldt Astrid Meyerfeldt ... Helga
Traute Hoess ... Frau Eckleben
Lennart Betzgen ... Paulchen I
Axel Siefer Axel Siefer ... Taxifahrer
Klaus Lehmann Klaus Lehmann ... Schieber I
Christian Beermann ... Schieber II
Linda Riebau Linda Riebau ... Nutte I
Susanne Bredehöft Susanne Bredehöft ... Nutte II
Lucien Le Rest Lucien Le Rest ... Paulchen II
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World War II is grinding to a close, and middle-aged Lena Bruecker (Barbara Sukowa) is caught in the fallout of Germany's crushing defeat. Her husband is missing in action on the Eastern Front, her children are all grown and out of touch with her, and each day she has to hand out meager rations to the hungry at an Food Distribution Agency office with her co-worker Holzinger (Wolfgang Boeck). Lena spends her evenings waiting out Allied air attacks and sometimes going to the movies, and one night she happens to meet Hermann Bremer (Alexander Khuon), a German sailor. Hermann is on a short leave and is wary about returning to a dangerous assignment that seems increasingly futile. Lena and Hermann fall in love, and she offers to let him hide in her flat, but Lena's landlord Lammers (Branko Samarovski) is rabidly loyal to the Third Reich and will certainly turn Hermann in to the authorities if he discovers the deserter.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 September 2008 (Germany) See more »

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$843,081
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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