In the winter of 1946, in Leningrad, a group of German prisoners of war are sent to a female transit camp by the cruel Russian Commander Pavlov. When they arrive, the Russian female ... See full summary »
Too long, trailer disguises pretty boring storyline
I've just returned from the cinema and we watched "Die kommenden Tage" in an empty theatre. Sadly, that was the best part of it.
The beginning is strong, interesting characters are introduced, the viewer gets a notion what will come in the following years. However, in the following two hours, you don't get a clue about political circumstances. You get to know a terror-group, schwarzer Sturm, which seemingly operates world-wide, but meetings are only held in one strangely artistic set-up room in Berlin. Not plausible.
The weakest points of this movie are: No background information, solely concentrating on the 4 main characters, which are unfortunately boring as hell and show almost none development, no political plot, and therefore the story is not believable.
After watching the trailer, we were lured in some expectation about a great film....which it simply wasn't at all.
Bad ending, however good musical main-theme... which however, really gets boring after hearing it all over again during the movie.
I really cannot recommend this movie. The basic idea was great, but they missed their chance by far. It has the quality of an Sat1 "Fernsehfilm der Woche". Don't waste your money. You will be disappointed.
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