Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a ... See full summary »
Tim and his friend Can go to bars and lie to girls about one of them being terminally ill so they can gain sympathy and be guaranteed a "hook up" for the night. Tim meets Marie hooks up ... See full summary »
A female doctor is abandoned at the altar resulting her in gaining a job at her father's hospital, where she is reunited with an old bully but also crush from school. She attempts to form a... See full summary »
Apparently realistic and versatile, yet with several flaws for them aware of Russia(ns)
The series in question has brought forth a lot of ambivalent thoughts and feelings for me. On the one hand, its course of events and many actors (particularly Max Riemelt as Marek Gorsky, Alina Levshin as Jelena, Mark Ivanir as Andrej) met my eye from the first episode, but many clichés about Russians and their comprehensions (vodka, noisy parties, corruption), as well as a lot of broken Russian uttered made the watching complex at times.
Moreover, I felt sometimes that some scenes became too scattered and/or were intended to fill out the total length, but still... I could still imagine that for general audience, for them not knowing Russian and without direct contacts with Russia and its people, Im Angesicht des Verbrechens is a captivating and skilfully accomplished creation about the life in contemporary Berlin where the diversity accompanied by immigrants and tourists is not always a benefit, when "old" locals have to cope with new type of business and management methods. The thrill is there, the love is there, the violence is there, and all this was masterfully combined into a story with several twists and turns, with comic and tragic elements included.
So, despite the shortcomings mentioned above, I still give 8 points, i.e. trying to "forget" my background and time of youth, confirming that I have become a full Westerner... :)
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