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Desperately trapped in a failing marriage, Helene Brindel finally loses all hope when she feels she has been abandoned by God as well. Reaching out, she sees the key to her liberation in the form of the celebrated psychologist Eduard E. Gluck. But the charismatic Gluck is having to fight demons of his own. Only when he and Helene encounter one another, these two apparently complete opposites find themselves drawn irresistibly together. Hesitantly at first, the one moves closer to the other - and both give themselves over to a world in which love is likewise a test and a promise.

Genre Drama, Romance, Literary Adaptation
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Language German, Greek
Directed by Sven Taddicken
Nationality Germany
Original title Gleißendes Glück
Produced by Frisbeefilms-Produktion, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Arte, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Senator Film, Sky
Release year 2016
Running time 102 min
Starring Martina Gedeck
Ulrich Tukur
Johannes Krisch


  • International Premiere (Competition) - Karlovy Vary 2016 (Winner FIPRESCI and EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL awards)
  • Official Selection (Competition) – Haifa IFF 2016

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