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About the Looking for and the Finding of Love (2005)

Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe (original title)
A comedy that proves everlasting love is a myth.

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Helmut Dietl

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Helmut Dietl (screenplay), Helmut Dietl (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Mimi Nachtigal
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Venus Morgenstern
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Theo Stokowski
Anke Engelke ... Helena Stokowski
Heino Ferch ... Hermes - Aphrodite
Justus von Dohnányi Justus von Dohnányi ... Harry (as Justus von Dohnànyi)
Marily Milia Marily Milia ... Kalypso
Richard Beek Richard Beek ... Charon
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Robby Gediner
Harald Schmidt Harald Schmidt ... Psychotherapeut
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Bissinger Henry Bissinger
Claudine Biswas-MacKenzie Claudine Biswas-MacKenzie ... Studentin (as Claudine Biswas)
Sebastian Fuhrmann Sebastian Fuhrmann ... Kellner
Fred Hady Fred Hady ... Journalist
Michael Heukrodt Michael Heukrodt ... Fotograf
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A comedy that proves everlasting love is a myth.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Greek

Release Date:

27 January 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem keresése és meglelése See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Quotes

Mimi Nachtigal: I like the way you hold your fork. It's so... gripping.
Venus Morgenstern: And I like the cast on your leg. It's so... damaged.
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a movie for those who already experienced true love
26 February 2005 | by caspareSee all my reviews

The movie is excellent and one of the few deeply touching me. I had tears in my eyes all the way home. It is a wonderful movie about "true love" and what "true love" on this world really means. It shows that even the greatest love on Earth can not stand the persistence of memory, the impermanence of the body and the insignificance of all our day to day actions. While it doubtlessly demystifies "true love" on one side, on the other side it shows how powerful it is and that the world is empty, dark and meaningless without it. Especially the casting of Alexandra Maria Lara as "Venus Morgenstern" is as brilliant as it gets. She is not only a stunning beauty; she also has so much soul and amiability in her eyes, she should get an academy award for it. The movie basically is re-telling the story of Orpheus and Eurydice from Greek mythology. For this, it is re-using the wonderful music of Christoph Willibald Gluck's Opera. The scenes in the underworld are generally well done, but when Venus (aka Eurydice) sings out her love for Mimi (aka Orpheus), even the God Hermes starts crying and EVERYBODY in the movie theatre will start crying too. However, the movie has one big drawback. The movie is a mirror: it makes only sense to people who have already experienced deep love and loss in their life. For all the others, it will be just "kind of a weird story" as some of the comments here already show. The movie comes with a reflection of feelings of love and loss but only to those who already learned about this before. For the others, it will certainly just be a quite silly comedy. I hope the small group of the others will prevail. This movie is not mainstream.


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