Set in the German capital Berlin, the series centers around a German woman and single mother of a teenage daughter, who starts a relationship and decides to live together with a widowed Turkish father and his two teenage children.
A soap-operatic mini-series about the history of Hotel Sacher in Vienna. Starts with the takeover by Anna Sacher after her husband Eduard died aged 59. Most of the time, someone high or low... See full summary »
"Die Pilgerin" is a German mini-series from 2 years ago and you could basically also call it a television movie that consists of two parts of 90 minutes each. The director is Philipp Kadelbach and he has worked on a couple films in the last decade that are above-average famous for small-screen works here in Germany. This one here is still among his most known. It runs for a pretty massive three hours and has Josefine Preuß playing the title character. The cast is actually not bad for a non-theatrical release. Matschenz, Bruch, von Thun, Bär, Gregorowicz and Erceg are all somewhat famous in Germany, at least to movie buffs and have some pretty decent work in their filmography. I think this mini-series had a couple good moments, but all in all I must still say that it was not enough quality for a film of this runtime. The fact that it was made for ZDF and not for Sat 1 or RTL for example tells you already that there probably is a certain level of quality in here and it's not just going for cheap thrills and neglecting quality as a whole. And you are correct. This was not a failure by any means. But my lack of interest in Preuß and the fact that I also think the supporting cast is more known because of their charisma and not because of their range resulted in this film doing very little for me most of the time. I'd still recommend the watch to all Preuß fans or just to people who have an interest in pilgrimage or in the era depicted in here. Everybody else can skip it though and they won't really be missing too much. I give it a thumbs-down.
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