In the summer of 1914, thirteen-year-old Oda von Siering (Paula Beer) leaves Berlin to join her family and an assortment of German and Russian aristocrats on an estate in Estonia. The von ... See full summary »
A very romantic comedy on the edge of the abyss: in the middle of the deepest life crisis, the Holocaust researcher Toto is assigned an assistant for the congress preparation - Zazie, of ... See full summary »
Jan Josef Liefers
This is a film about a woman after she commits suicide, and she is stuck in an emotional hole, grasping at straws trying to understand the world she has just left. It is an Avant-garde and ... See full summary »
Nice make, but disappointing finish (possible spoilers ahead)
'Scherbentanz' is a typical German art-house family-problems flick, although this one is particularly dark. Jesko is dying of cancer and only his mother's bone-marrow could save him. Problem is: She went insane 20 years ago, ran away from her children and became a drug-addict. The mother gives a very good and creepy performance. I sat through the film because I wanted to know why she went crazy, but the solution is, frankly, disappointing. I expected much more to have happened to her. Bottom line: interesting plot, beautiful photography, well-written dialogue, well-developed characters, but be prepared to be disappointed by the (non-existent) final twist.
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