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Coming of Age


Producer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film
Financing: Austrian production
Year: 2011
Grant amount: € 335.000
Category: Spielfilm
Genre: drama
   
Director: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
Writer: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
Cinematographer: Wolfgang Thaler
Key cast: Karl Merkatz, Christine Ostermayer
Locations: St. Pölten, Laa an der Thaya, Vienna
Release (AT): 30.12.2011

Coming of Age: True love knows no boundaries, not even when it comes to age.

Rosa meets Bruno. Two people who consider themselves to be over the hill and irrelevant in today’s world suddenly learn what it means to pursue once-in-a-lifetime happiness. To find one’s soulmate. Loving and laughing together. The only problem: Rosa has cancer and only six months to live. The two decide to go for it anyway.
Bruno breaks out of his marriage and a family life where everything’s been routine for some time ago, and Rosa runs away from the hospitals and retirement homes where her niece hoped she would quietly disappear. They set up house together, and are then forced to face the question of whether happiness has an expiration date. Or if memories of special moments with the kind of a person you meet only once are much more important.

Coming of Age is a touching film about a special couple living in a society that shuts out its older members. A romance involving individuals who aren’t usually seen as lovers, who then do everything they can to prove the world wrong: It’s never too late for a new love.

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