Wolke Neun (Cloud 9)
Wolke Neun (Cloud 9) (2008)

A woman has to decide if she wants to stay with her husband after three decades together in this drama with a comic undertow from Germany. Inge (Ursula Werner) is an ordinary woman in her mid-sixties who is married to Werner (Horst… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 17, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2010
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A raw, intimate and emotional insight into romance for the superannuated featuring taboo-breaking insight into the sex-lives of the over 60s.

Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Sometimes, apparently, the old saw about the heart wanting what it wants can apply to seniors precisely the same way it does to the young and foolish.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Manages to be vital, wrenching and even humorous yet does not deny the omnipresence of mortality.

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Dan Lybarger

This German entry benefits from a matter-of-fact approach.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The heart is a riddle, and Cloud 9 deftly, wittily counts the ways.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Mr. Dresen and his actors create an atmosphere of reckless vulnerability that's immediately compelling and artistically intriguing. We want to explore this relationship further.

Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star

This moral ambivalence is both the movie's strength and its greatest weakness. In virtually every way, Inge's behavior is unconscionable.

Tom Long
Detroit News

The result is a film in which age matters not at all and yet still matters hugely, and in which love is still a dream come true and an absolute mess.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Seldom has any movie shown so much geriatric sex and full-frontal nudity (male and female). But, thanks to Dresen, it is all done with taste and sensitivity.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Dresen shows the events with a matter-of-fact clarity and patience, with a lack of editing or obnoxious musical score; the tone is startlingly quiet.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
While it is refreshing that "Cloud 9" treats its senior characters as sexual beings, there remains the question of whether the casual nudity and… More