After being released from prison, former RAF terrorist Jens Kessler spends his first weekend in freedom with friends from the past; among them are his former lover Inga and her husband. As ... See full summary »
Marko is in his mid-thirties, has just published his first book, and has been living in Berlin since his university days - far enough away from his parents Gitte and Günter whose bourgeois ... See full summary »
I saw this on at Göteborg Film Festival, and had the pleasure to listen to Q&A with the director and his associate, who was the editor and wheelchair coach (I think, I hope, not always clear sound on these things).
I actually came in with small hope of a good film, after watching the trailer on-line. I was thinking a Til Schweiger comedy with no backing at all, with crap actors. I was wrong, and the trailer was wrong.
This film has a subject matter in very good hands, the director, Dietrich Brüggemann, handles his story with skill and ease. Sure, perhaps a bit too many basic film school turns, but done with feeling. There were a few instances when a mean editor could have cut away some fat. Not saying a pro edit is always the way to go.
The acting was first class - but Dieter, there are actors in wheeelchairs, look a bit closer; -.
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