MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,190 this week

Offset (2006)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 346 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 11 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 261 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 990 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
 
a list of 224 titles
created 25 May 2012
 
a list of 385 titles
created 09 Feb 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Offset" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Offset (2006)

Offset (2006) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Offset.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Parker
Stars: Neve Campbell, Shirley Henderson, Alexandra Maria Lara
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.

Director: Radu Muntean
Stars: Paul Ipate, Adi Carauleanu, Dragos Bucur
Naked (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After Emilia (Heike Makatsch) and Felix (Benno Fürmann) broke up, Charlotte (Nina Hoss) and Dylan (Mehmet Kurtulus) think about to disperse too... See full synopsis »

Director: Doris Dörrie
Stars: Heike Makatsch, Benno Fürmann, Alexandra Maria Lara
Wo ist Fred? (2006)
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In order to catch a basketball from the favorite team of his girlfriend's spoiled son, Fred poses as a numb, wheelchair-bound fan. But when he catches the ball, he also catches the ... See full summary »

Director: Anno Saul
Stars: Til Schweiger, Alexandra Maria Lara, Christoph Maria Herbst
Woman in Love (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An actor's career takes a "Tootsie"-like turn when he lets himself be cast as a woman in a movie.

Director: Detlev Buck
Stars: Alexandra Maria Lara, Jenny Moore, Dejan Bucin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him ... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Doru Ana
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Peter Thorwarth
Stars: Peter Thorwarth, Ralf Richter, Hilmi Sözer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A newbie agrees to deliver the wrong merchandise for money. He will learn soon that this trip will change his views about life, forever.

Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Alexandru Papadopol, Dragos Bucur, Ioana Flora
Cowgirl (2004)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Eben noch hatte sich Paula (Alexandra Maria Lara) auf ihrem Abiball ihr Leben so wundervoll ausgemalt... See full synopsis »

Director: Mark Schlichter
Stars: Alexandra Maria Lara, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Peter Lohmeyer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three films based on Three Conversations by Russian writer and philosopher Vladimir Solovyov.The actors' 'exercises' develop into a minimalistic trilogy on cinema and literature, social and spiritual life, acting in film and in real life.

Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Ludivine Anbérrée, Marion Bottollier, Ugo Broussot
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A comedy that proves everlasting love is a myth.

Director: Helmut Dietl
Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Alexandra Maria Lara, Uwe Ochsenknecht
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Mimi Branescu, Mihai Bratila, Victor Rebengiuc
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Brindusa Herghelegiu
Felix Klare ...
Stefan Fischer
...
Nicu Iorga
Manfred Zapatka ...
Herr Fischer
Katharina Thalbach ...
Frau Fischer
Bruno Cathomas ...
Peter Gross
Ioana Abur ...
Christina
Valentin Platareanu ...
Herr Herghelegiu
Anna Stieblich ...
Iris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doru Ana ...
Worker / Guest
Antoine Bagnaninchi ...
Investor
Andreea Bibiri ...
Wedding shop sales girl
Aura Calarasu ...
Secretary Wedding House
Marius Chivu ...
Bodyguard Florin
Antoaneta Cojocaru ...
Nurse
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

romania | hospital | business

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

2 November 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Agyő, Bukarest  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An 'offset' view of contemporary European politics
28 August 2007 | by (Wales, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an intelligent film made with intelligence for an audience with intelligence. Yes it is very competent technically, the lighting subtle and natural, the editing unobtrusive but cleverly supportive of the narrative, providing the film with an lively pace which belies the 107 minutes running time. Didi Danquart economically directs us to a view of Romania which is unlikely the please the Romanian tourist board, but this film does much more than that, it reeks of an uncompromising authenticity.

Several of the performances are outstanding, as has been mentioned elsewhere Alexandra Maria Lara produces a performance of real depth, she is both convincing and affective in her portrayal of a young woman caught between two worlds. I was also impressed with the performance of Razvan Vasilescu as Iorga (Nicu)here is an actor who broods and effectively menaces all that surround him, without descending to pantomime theatrics. His omnipresent menace is quiet and subtle, only occasionally surfacing into conflict and expressed anger. One of the most impressive elements of this performance was the way his character is written. At several points Iorga uses the separation of characters by language and an effective weapon: smilingly he insults a German in Romanian leaving his secretary to flounder for a diplomatic translation.

This film captures the subtlety and the complexity of contemporary European integration. It bravely confronts the impact of the integration of ex-Soviet satellite states (with their moribund economies and crumbling architecture) into a relationship with one of the most advanced economies in Europe, Germany. The Germans are presented as exasperated imperialists, with a self conception of moral and economic superiority in relation to the Romanians. "We are just a typical German family" Stefan's father announces to Brindusa, a typical German family which cleverly satirises contemporary Germany: an ailing patriarch, an affected mother (brilliantly played by Katharina Thalbach), a sister who seems to be single mother, and two children who are spoilt and ill disciplined.

What the Germans take for granted is resented by the Romanians. As the film progresses we see the Germans represented as arrogantly 'taking' advantage in one way or another. Stefan thoughtlessly takes one of Brindusa's chocolates; another time her privacy is invaded, first by Stefan then by his spoilt nieces. Of course the greatest loss is metaphorically figured in the proposed marriage of Brindusa to Stefan and her subsequent departure for Germany. This provokes the anger of Iorga who had been Brindusa's lover before Stefan arrived.

This film takes its time, the audience is drawn into the lives of the finely drawn characters. Plot lines are allowed to develop organically and the audience follow without being patronised by cliché or stereotype, the end is rewarding and I thought incredibly tense.

The film's conclusion I believe to be a brave political metaphor. We all know that European integration is a wonderful thing, so much better than all those nasty wars of the 19th and 20th Centuries. But behind the political backslapping in Strasbourg and beneath the ring of stars in the EU flag are ordinary people who don't quite seem on message.

A very good film I would recommend it to anyone.


18 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Offset (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?