'Original Bliss' ('Gleissendes Glueck'): Munich Review

'The Lives of Others' co-stars Martina Gedeck and Ulrich Tukur headline Sven Taddicken's German-language adaptation of a short story collection by A.L. Kennedy. The rapprochement of two lost souls is traced with slow-moving precision in Original Bliss (Gleissendes Glueck), Sven Taddicken’s German-language adaptation of the eponymous short-story collection by esteemed Scottish writer A.L. Kennedy. The decidedly adult-targeted drama stars The Lives of Others co-stars Martina Gedeck and Ulrich Tukur in the kind of complex and risky roles that are rarely taken on by famous actors anymore — call it their Eyes Wide Shut — and this alone should ensure a level of curiosity among the arthouse cognoscenti when it opens locally in October after premiering at the Munich Film Festival last week.


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