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Original Bliss (Gleißendes Glück)
Original Bliss (Gleißendes Glück)

German film and theatre actor Ulrich Tukur will appear at the 51st Karlovy Vary IFF (KVIFF) to present Sven Taddicken’s Original Bliss (Gleißendes Glück , 2016), which is being shown in competition at the festival.

Original Bliss (Gleißendes Glück , 2016)

In addition to the Ulrich Tukur,, the film stars Martina Gedeck, Johannes Krisch, and Hans-Michael Rehberg.

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 do 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 that leads to a blissful future.

Ulrich Tukur

Tukur began his acting career at the theatre in Heidelberg, after which he spent several years with the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, where he worked with leading directors such as Peter Zadek. In 1986, “Theater heute” magazine named him actor of the year.

He launched his film career in the 1980s with a role in Michael Verhoeven’s The White Rose (Die weiße Rose, 1982). Over the years, he has appeared in numerous television films and series, including the popular police drama Crime Scene (Tatort).

In 2006, he played one of the main roles in The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen), which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. He also played one of the leads in Michael Haneke’s drama The White Ribbon ( Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte, 2009), which won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, and received two Oscar nominations. Tukur could last be seen at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Bastian Günther’s Houston (2013).

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