Outstanding TV movie with great script, direction and cast
I strongly disagree with the earlier comment from the user Buscherl. I think "Klassentreffen" is an exquisite example for all the strong points of a good German TV movie, producing great work under the constraints of a very limited budget, and thus concentrating on narration and characters.
It has a story anyone can relate to, provided one is open enough to empathize with the strong, realistic characters who are greatly developed by the actors and the dialog writing. The amazing script brings an interesting twist to the movie with its structural device of telling the multi-character story not completely chronological, but for one character after another - an ingenious narrative technique, which adds suspense and gives better opportunity to get to know and judge the characters one at a time. The subtle direction is also very good, reaching a touching highpoint with a nostalgic scene in a music classroom that borders on pure movie magic.
Perfected by a great ensemble cast performance, "Klassentreffen" is an outstanding German TV movie and a definite recommendation for everyone who has learned that life doesn't always turn out as planned or expected - shortly, for all of us.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?