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Die dunkle Seite des Mondes (2015)

A psychedelic mushroom trip turns a successful lawyer into a wanted man.

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A psychedelic mushroom trip turns a successful lawyer into a wanted man.

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This Broken Ego
Written, arranged and produced by Jens Grötzschel
Violins: Sebastian Hotze, Tania Schwarze, Kristin Sy, Michael Yokas
Violas: Mirjam Beyer, Winnie Kübart
Cellos: Uta Hoyer, Ray Würzebesser
Double Bass: Johannes Ragg,
Synthesizers: Jens Grötzschel
© 2015 by Jens Grötzschel
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Surprisingly moody and atmospheric
15 January 2016 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw Die Dunkle Seite des Mondes at the premiere in Berlin and was positively surprised! The story about a successful lawyer whose life spins out of control and races towards a showdown delivers a great atmosphere. Especially the camera-work is amazing delivering very atmospheric and moody shots of nature and the forest which is an integral part of the story. The director really has a great eye for setting up a mood. Also the actors do a real great job. Moritz Bleibtreu is exceptionally good at portraying the different mental states of his character and how he slowly loses his control. Very well done.

The movie strays quite a bit from the book but it would probably not have been possible to put everything from the book into a 90 minute film. If you can accept the movie as more of a focused and condensed version of the book you may find it quite entertaining.

Especially loved the end which leaves a lot of room for interpretation.


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