Cherry Blossoms (Hanami)
Married couple Rudi and Trudi live in Bavaria, a short drive away from two of their children who now reside in Berlin. However, the wife's favourite child, Klaus, is far away in Japan where Trudi has always dreamed of visiting Mt Fuji and seeing the famed cherry blossoms. Unfortunately, money-conscious Rudi vetoes the idea of such an expensive excursion and suggests instead a trip to the seaside with the other two offspring, neither of whom has much time for the aged parents. When fate takes a sudden and tragic turn, one of the couple faces the sobering realisation that they never truly knew or appreciated their other half until it was too late, sparking the idea of a momentous trip to the land of the rising sun.
Fri Apr 3, 2009