Steve recently moved to Frankfurt for work. His wife is a stranger in the new city, bored and vulnerable. She meets her husband's boss who is going through some big events in his life as well. They start to have an affair.
In Madrid, a petty thief who cannot adjust to life outside of jail puts together a theater troupe her friends -- a prostitute, a gypsy, and a Colombian immigrant -- in an attempt to make a go at a relatively straight life.
Every month a strange ritual takes place in Brussels. The European Parliament moves to its Strasbourg seat in 15 enormous trucks. A week later everything is moved back again. The romantic comedy &ME takes place against the backdrop of this desperate attempt to maintain European idealism. &ME tells the story of 24-year old law student Edurne who moves from Sitges to Brussels. On her first day at the European Parliament she collides violently with 40-year old German Eduard Schiller. Unlucky in love, homosexual Eduard has arrived in Brussels from Berlin to start a new life. Looking for happiness, he has decided to take a new path and look for a woman. Edurne and Eduard see the collision as the sign of a special relationship. L'amour c'est bizarre. Everything changes when they meet handsome 30-year old EC removal man Richard. A battle for Richard's love develops between Eduard and Edurne. The confrontation with the truth gives the threesome very different answers to the same question: how... Written by
You've got Dutch film, French-, British, German, Portugeuse etc. But what is a European film? To me &ME is a good example. Actors and actresses from different countries, at least two or three different languages and and sometimes don't bother with the subtitles.
&ME has all that, besides a bizarre plot(or no plot), sometimes weird acting and a story (is there one?) you can write on a napkin. But if you sit back and enjoy the movie, don't wonder to much about the friendship you see unfolding, or the bizarre workings of the EU-council you'll have a good time.
It's a small movie about a love story that takes some weird twists. There is some nudity in it, but not something us Main-land-Europeans worry about. And because it's a small movie you'll forgive it it's fault.
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