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Sources of life (Quellen des Lebens)

Sources of life
  • theatrical release 2013-02-14
  • director Oskar Roehler
  • script Oskar Roehler
  • producer Stefan Arndt
  • cast Jürgen Vogel, Meret Becker, Moritz Bleibtreu, Kostja Ullmann, Lavinia Wilson, Sonja Kirchberger, Margarita Broich, Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht, Thomas Heinze, Steffen Wink, Erika Marozsán, Rolf Zacher, Leonard Scheicher, Lisa Smit

Germany 1949: When prisoner of war Erich eventually returns to a fledging new German Republic, he feels like a stranger in his own town. While the milestones of post war-German history are being shaped, we follow the stories of Erich, his children and grandchildren: His estranged wife Elisabeth has a female lover, when Erich, riding the wave of German \"Wirtschaftswunder\", establishes a factory for garden gnomes and eventually becomes a wealthy man. Their son Klaus strives to be a writer but his wife Gisela turns out to be a writer much superior to him. Offspring Robert, brought up among \"Group 47\" literates and sexual liberation, is struggling to find the one and true love in a country run by narcissists, new bourgoisie and former Nazis. And after all, former war prisoner Erich excels and overcomes his initial frustration and bitterness.


  • production company X Filme Creative Pool GmbH
  • co-production WDR, ARD Degeto, BR, NDR,
    Süss Film
  • co-producer Michael Süss
  • editorial Gebhard Henke, Barbara Buhl
  • dop Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
  • production design Eduard Krajewski
  • costume design Esther Walz
  • year of production 2013


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