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      To Life!

      2014 1h 30m Drama List
      Reviews 92% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Aging cabaret singer Ruth and terminally ill Jonas form an intense bond that gives them a reason and purpose to live. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Audience Member I'm a big fan of TO LIFE!'s two stars - Hannelore Elsner (GO FOR ZUCKER!) and Max Riemelt (THE RED COCKATOO). In this film, Elsner plays Ruth, an aging Jewish cabaret singer whose best days are long behind her and she knows it. Riemelt plays Jonas, a young man who looks ahead to his future and only sees despair. Jonas works for a relocation company that is tasked with moving Ruth and her belongings from her warm and cluttered house to a tiny flat in a drab public housing estate. When Jonas discovers that Ruth has tried to commit suicide, he rescues her and gets her to the hospital. Having nowhere to live, he decides to move into her flat while she is recovering. Bored, he starts unpacking her things and uncovers some old home movies. He sees Ruth as she was - young and vivacious - but that's not what surprises him. Ruth's lover back then is the spitting image of Jonas. Were Ruth and Jonas brought together by chance or by fate? Either way, they form a bond as they begin to understand each other's motivations. It seems that while Ruth hasn't much to live for, she still wants to live. Jonas, on the other hand, has a lot to live for but he wants to die. TO LIFE! is a bittersweet tale of friendship, love and hope. It features solid performances by the two main actors and some great Yiddish music classics sung by Sharon Brauner (niece of EUROPA EUROPA producer Artur Brauner), who plays Ruth in her younger days. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member A really great movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Aging cabaret singer Ruth and terminally ill Jonas form an intense bond that gives them a reason and purpose to live.
      Director
      Uwe Janson
      Producer
      Alice Brauner
      Screenwriter
      Thorsten Wettcke
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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