Divided into four chapters - Son, Daughter, Father and Mother - "Four Windows" is a look inside the brains of a not-so-normal German family. Son leaves for school but actually cruises the ... See full summary »
Christian Moris Müller
Benjamin is a 16 year old, paralyzed on one side of his body, with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is... See full summary »
I loved this film, even though the setting and characters were completely foreign to me (see location for explanation). I appreciated that it was not melodramatic, like so many Hollywood flicks, and that, even though it is a tragic tale, it is not depressing. There is an overarching mood of hopefulness, rather than the hopelessness you'd expect from a movie with a storyline like Alaska.de's. I recommend the movie for non-Germans, too. If you can handle subtitles, it's a real cultural experience. No one quite makes edgy movies like the Germans do.
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