Cloud 9
Filmfest 2008

She didn't ask for it. It just happened. There were stealing glances, attraction. But this was never supposed to happen. Inge is in her mid-60s. She has been married for 30 years and loves her husband. But Inge is drawn to this older man Karl, already 76. It's passion. It's sex. And she suddenly feels like a young girl again... "If you saw this story cast with 20-year-olds or 40-year-olds, it would taste like stale soap, but played out with characters in the evening of their lives -- when none of them expect an erotic thunderbolt to knock the table over -- the drama seems fresh and freshly lived. But, sure, you have to be willing to watch old people have sex. A lot of it. Fairly explicitly, too. Which, in a culture that says only strapping youth and firm skin can and should be contemplated, makes CLOUD 9 something of a rebel yell... Kuhnert is really something special as an old lady struck with savage adolescent longings. And it's nice to run across a movie that tells younger audiences where to stick it." Ty Burr,, May 17, 2008

tags: Feature film

Cast: Ursula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal, Steffi Kühnert


Director: Andreas Dresen