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Swans (2011)

 |  Drama  |  14 July 2011 (Germany)
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Manuel's mother, Petra, lives in Berlin. She is in a coma as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Tarso and Petra have been divorced since Manuel (17) was 3 years old. Manuel and Tarso come ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kai Hillebrand ...
Manuel (as Kai Hillebrandt)
Ralph Herforth ...
Tarso
Maria Schuster ...
Petra
Vasupol Siriviriyapoon ...
Kim (as Vasupol Siriviriypoon) (as Vasupol Siriviriyapoon)
Eva Kryll ...
Ärztin
Cornelius Schwalm ...
Heilpraktiker
Christian Schwarz ...
Andreas
Anne Rathsfeld ...
Krankenschwester
Robert Lohr ...
Polizist
Wanja Götz ...
Polizist #1
Nino Ullmann ...
Skater #1
Mack McKelton ...
Skater #2
Martin Gregor ...
Skater #3
Linda Runge ...
Krankenschwester #1
Ulla Bischoff ...
Krankenschwester #2
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Manuel's mother, Petra, lives in Berlin. She is in a coma as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Tarso and Petra have been divorced since Manuel (17) was 3 years old. Manuel and Tarso come to Germany to be with Petra during her illness. They stay together in her old apartment. Another woman also occasionally lives there: Kim, a beautiful, enigmatic and aloof Asian. Petra's disease is of no interest to Manuel whereas Tarso visits Petra obsessively in the clinic. Sharing the same space with Tarso is hard for Manuel. Their previous relationship was based on 'visits only'. Manuel is overcome by a sense of emptiness. Meanwhile, Manuel develops an erotic desire for Kim, in fact a transsexual, who helps him discover Petra's body... Written by Anonymous

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Get a pillow
31 July 2011 | by (Wroclaw) – See all my reviews

Germany is a bleak country. Dying is no fun. The young are cynical and devoid of humane feelings. Air ducts look so impersonal.

Such deep observations could be expressed within a 3 minute flick. Instead, this movie drags on for hours.

Mercilessly, we are treated to an interminable procession of images of ex-Eastern German industrial cityscape, counterpointed by the close-ups of the suffering protagonists mired in the laconic moral wasteland.

I want my life back. And so probably does the rest of the audience at the Wroclaw film festival. At least one third were dozing off, without the benefit of a pillow, only to jump up contorted and wiggling at a louder scene. The ones who have not left by then, that is.


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