Yet another soulless, humorless rom-something from the German film-churning machine. It is not a comedy, nor is it a drama. It is a cookie cutter something without character. A perfectly manicured woman meets Mr. GQ who arrives on a horse (I kid you not) as the lovely but plastic woman takes a dip in the lake in what some hopeful person labeled as "idyllic setting" in the keywords. (It will seem idyllic only if you like every blade of grass perfectly parallel to every other, and carefully trimmed with scissors.)
The man pursues the woman, and has conflicts with his father. That's as much as I was able to gather from the half hour I could stand to watch it, and accidentally catching the end. For the whole story I will defer to a more patient soul than me.
The look of the movie is as if it were shot on video-overly bright and sterile. It immediately identifies the movie as belonging to the rom-something "genre." It also immediately evokes a desire to step into a smoke-filled Victorian city to get some life into your lungs again.
On the whole I love European and Asian films. This particular "genre" from this particular country excluded. I gave it two stars only because it didn't contain slime-dripping creatures from out of space.
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