Abel Davis is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »
As heavy rains lash Mumbai, a cop on his first assignment faces a life altering decision when he must decide to shoot or not. Each decision pits him against a system which demands a compromise of his morals and every choice has a price.
On a freezing November night, a young doctor accidentally runs over and kills an 18-year old boy. The criminal investigation is quickly dropped, but the mysterious circumstances of the accident leave behind many unanswered questions.
I was expecting your typical colourful, sickly-sweet, inane, trashy, multicoloured, forget-the-war, 1950ies eyecandy. In fact I only saw this because I'd read in an article that in German carnival, a Piroschka costume is as popular a costume for females as pirate, cowboy or Indian costumes are for men.
In other words, I wasn't exactly bracing myself for a staggering cinematic experience.
What I got was a captivating, timeless, epic and utterly charming love story. Naive, yes. Construed, you bet. Psychedelically coloured, hell yeah. A fairy tale. But one that knocked me dead. Lilo Pulver, a Swiss German who already has a hard a time hiding her Swiss German accent, affects a silly Hungarian patois, but she more than makes up for it by creating the phenotype of a sassy, vervy ingénue who has to fight her mundane "blonde poison" adversary (Wera Frydtberg) for the love of doe-eyed German student dreamboat (apparently) Andreas (Gunnar Möller).
This movie is an enormous accomplishment of director Kurt Hoffman (I know, I'd never heard of this guy either). Everything is just perfectly in place, spot-on. There are 999 ways of getting this movie wrong, just one way of getting it right, and Hoffman nailed it.
Girls, if you ever wondered "what men want", forget Cosmo and Sex In The City -- here's the blueprint.
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