OTTAWA’S CINEMA FOR INTERNATIONAL AND INDEPENDENT MOVIES

German Language Festival - Gruber geht

(Gruber Is Leaving)

German Language Film Festival selection from Austria!

Poster image for Gruber Geht (Gruber Is Leaving)Gruber – a good-looking, professionally successful, Porsche-driving ladies’ man – lives his life exactly the way he wants to. He can be charming if he needs something, or a complete and ignorant jerk if he finds it necessary. And he often finds it necessary.

An acute pain in his lower abdomen puts the brakes on his decadent lifestyle, however, and a trip to the hospital ends with a cancer diagnosis. But how does a friendless egocentric deal with such a discovery? Gruber’s usual cynicism doesn’t numb the situation for long.

A ray of light appears in the form of Sarah from Berlin. The two are not exactly a match made in heaven, but Sarah manages to find some common ground. It is no great wonder that even such a polished block of wood as Gruber has a soft centre hiding somewhere – but where? Marie Kreutzer’s hilarious yet cutting character study is based on the book of the same name by Doris Knecht.

– Zürich International Film Festival

German Language Film Festival logoPresented by the Embassies of
Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in Ottawa as part of the German Language FilmFest.


Download a complete festival info sheet from here.

 

Please note that although the trailer for the film presented here does not have English subtitles, the film screening will.

 

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