In France, prior to Louis XIV ascending the throne, a young baroness is forced to marry against her will and is caught up in a web of treachery and murder, threatening her and her husband, whom she has come to love deeply.
At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father ... See full summary »
I expected more from this 90 minute television movie from 3.5 years ago when I saw that the director and writer were both fairly experienced filmmakers in drama and even even more in comedy. Sadly, they did not deliver this time. Knaup ("Lives of Other", "Lola rennt") plays his part well and delivers as always, but he cannot carry this on his own as everything else is just really forgettable. Schneeberger plays the same character as always and the rest of the cast are not very gifted either and their characters really have nothing memorable about them. The plot is basically how everybody in this film goes on a trip to Padua, Italy, some for religious reasons, some for holiday reasons, some looking to find a new partner, some looking to find God. Occasionally, they are arguing, occasionally they are singing, and occasionally they are just doing really nothing at all sitting in a bus. This movie does not succeed as a comedy and the dramatic moments aren't well-written either. The negative highlight was maybe the random marriage proposition at the end after they were separated previously. Lots of nonsense. And the worst, we as the audience should even approve of the couple. Not recommended.
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