Synopsis: A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Tom Tykwer
Production: Strand Releasing
  8 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

You on top, me on bottom.

Harmony. Friction. Symmetry.


Relaxation. Boredom.

Escape. Homecoming.

Betrayal. Regrets.

No marriage. No children.

No moving in together.

Eventually moving in together.


Eventually children. Miscarriage.

Australia. Cuba.

South Germans. Japan. Ethics council.

Miscarriage. Continue.

Therapy. Continue.

No sex. Continue.

Old age. Continue.


Even slower.


You die.

Me too.

Why do I die first?

Why not?

Statistics, you are a man.

But you smoke.


You drink.


You are dogmatic.

You are dogmatic.

I'm totalitarian.


I thought you'd eventually

sleep with me again.

Why don't you sleep with me again.

I told him his longing

for harmony was pathological,

that it left nothing

but unsolved problems

and that he should finally stop

always turning a deaf ear

and to wish, smile, silence

everything away,

that he should overcome

his laziness...

Sorry ...

Hey, where are you?

I got my period.

- So?

What? I won't go in the water.

Something happened?

I guess that means

that art cannot take place

where a vice chancellor

is giving a speech.

Yes, possible, isn't it?

But it's not the pictures choice,

if he is standing before them.

No, but there is no art

without context.

What are you doing?

- Working.


Statics for this cubus,

gotta be finished tomorrow.

... yes, I know.

And please stop telling me,

after 20 years,

that my mother wants to kill you

and f*ck me.

But that's how it is.

And before she kills me...

I cannot concentrate.

-Me neither.

I'm not really looking,

I don't know why.

Maybe because of the movie.

I'm so warm.

God, I'm hot.

It's rather cold in here.

I'm spontaneously falling

into climacterium.

Maybe some day you just are

too old for cinema.

Why is that?

- I swear,

we are the only ones who

cannot keep up with this crap.

Hey, granny, gramps, don't you

want to continue grumping at home?

You see?

- I don't see anything!

10h. Simultaneous

thinking, comes without warning.

One half of your attention

concentrates on

wat happens in front of your eyes,

or what is being said.

The other half thinks of

something completely different.

Of food or animals or holiday

or asian pattern, whatever.

Wednesday, 15:
11h, I listen to

a stem cell researcher

named Adam Born and think of...

...that is not yet universally defined.

Jeff Koons?

Totally ridiculous,

is this a sex fantasy?

Sexual thoughts in old age

compensate rather something like,

social anxiety during underground rides,

the lack of challenge at bad cultural


or simply the boredom of dreary


this is something different, this lecture

isn't boring, I'm really listening,

but at the same time

I'm thinking of Jeff Koons.

Cognitive bullshit. You think

either one or the other.

Someone driving a car while making a

phone call, either doesn't listen

or eventually is going to crash

into a tree.

Why is there someone else speaking?

... well all this is far too technical for


So ping pong:

Adam Born versus Jeff Koons, 1:1.

... not only remain in blood,

but singular stem cells

from transplanted organs spread out

within the organism,

go to other organs and there partially

differentiate even further.

... also a pregnant woman is a chimera,

because we know, that intact cells

of the baby in the womb

can breach the otherwise very finely

filtering placenta barrier.

So it is possible

during the months of pregnancy

to prove intact fetal cells

inside the mother.

Well, Hanna.

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Tom Tykwer

Tom Tykwer (German: [ˈtɪkvɐ]; born 23 May 1965) is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, and composer. He is best known internationally for directing the thriller films Run Lola Run (1998), Heaven (2002), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), and The International (2009). He collaborated with The Wachowskis as co-director for the science fiction film Cloud Atlas (2012) and the Netflix series Sense8 (2015–2018). more…

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