Adelheid, Kornelius and the Deaths

Dokus
Independent
| 91
German (Germany)
| German English

The eccentric millionaires Adelheid (79) and Cornelius (82) have been married for over 50 years. But his approaching death forces them to rethink their relationship. After 53 years of marriage, Adelheid has to prepare herself to lose her beloved Kornelius to a 'bad little cancer'. In humorous ways, the documentary depicts their attempts to maintain normality and happiness while chronicling the farewell to their life together. They lead an ascetic, minimalist, eco lifestyle with Kornelius leading the way. Both are realists and know that the symbiotic "Us" won’t last forever when Kornelius is diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer. Adelheid has to learn to become independent and prepare herself to be a widow some day.