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I expected more to be honest. The movie needs quite some time to really catch your attention (about half an hour), as it proceeds it's not bad, quite nice at the end, but nothing that has to be seen. Well, there are good actors, nice music and nice cinematography, so I asked myself what is it lacking and why? I think it would have needed just more dialogues. Well, there are excellent movies that come along without much talk, but while some of these movies (like some Wim Wender movies) are full of philosophy and poetry, this movie often only has to offer nice images and nice music. Director Peter Lichtefeld can do a lot better. Need a proof? Watch Zugvögel.
However, at the end I really enjoyed the movie and would have liked it to continue, it really is better at the end, but that "turn" came to late to make it a really good movie.
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