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The Dreamed Ones / Die Geträumten

Austria – 2017 – 89 mins.

At center stage are the two poets Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, who came to know each other in post-war Vienna. Their dramatic postal exchange creates the textual basis of the film. Two young actors meet in a recording studio to read the letters. The tumultuous emotions of proximity and distance, fascination and fear captivate them. However they also enjoy each other’s company, arguing, smoking, discussing their tattoos and favourite music. Yesterday’s love, today’s love and tomorrow’s: where the lines are blurred lies the heart of the film.


  • Director   

Ruth Beckermann

  • Cast

Anja Plaschg, Laurence Rupp

  • Festivals

Berlinale, TIFF

  • Quotes

The Dreamed Ones review – a moving postwar relationshipRough and Heartfelt  – The Guardian


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