Original Bliss


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.

Title Original Bliss
Original Title Gleißendes Glück
Directed by Sven Taddicken
Starring Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Tukur, Johannes Krisch
Genre Drama, Romance, Literary Adaptation
Running time 102 min
Language German, Greek
Nationality Germany
Scriptwriter Sven Taddicken, Stefanie Veith, Hendrik Hölzemann, A.L. Kennedy
Cinematographer Daniela Knapp
Produced by Frisbeefilms-Produktion, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Arte, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Senator Film, Sky
Local Release 2016 Oct 20
Film Status Completed


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

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