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Let Me Go (2017)

Let Me Go is a film about mothers and daughters, it is about ghosts from the past and the impact they leave on the present. Developed from Helga Schneider's true life story, Let Me Go ... See full summary »

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Serge
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Katerina. Waitress in Beer Garden
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Traudi
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Let Me Go is a film about mothers and daughters, it is about ghosts from the past and the impact they leave on the present. Developed from Helga Schneider's true life story, Let Me Go explores the effect on Helga's life of being abandoned by her mother, Traudi in 1941 when she was just four years old. The film is set in the year 2000 following not only Helga and Traudi's journeys but the next two generations and how Beth, Helga's daughter and Emily her granddaughter are confronted with the long-term effects of Traudi's leaving. When Helga receives a letter telling her that Traudi is close to death, it is Emily with whom Helga shares the truth. Emily volunteers to accompany her to Vienna to meet the great-grandmother she thought was dead, and experience the unraveling of the darkest of family secrets. Written by Polly Steele

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Terrible
12 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the most appropriately named films I have been to, though "Let me out" would have been better. The underlying story and ambition of the film cannot be faulted, nor can the acting. The script and characterization is however really poor. The tension in the film is not from the film itself but the embarrassed anticipation of which great actor will say something completely unbelievable next. I cringed at almost every scene. Of particular weakness was the character of the granddaughter (Lucy Boynton), who is given the role of blonde dippy air head that had a man written it would have rightly caused outrage at the stereotypical sexism of the role. I couldn't wait for the end, which arroved blissfully unexpectedly in the absence of any punchline


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