Berlinale 2017 Review: Wild Mouse, Unfortunately Tame Comedy

Josef Hader, the writer, director and lead actor of new Austrian comedy Wild Mouse, definitely has comedic pedigree. He's won best actor awards at Locarno Film Festival and written and starred in adaptations of his acclaimed play Indien back in 1993. These are achievements which have lead him to become a leading comedian in Germany, and no doubt prompted the inclusion of his directorial debut's in this year's Berlinale's main competition. But this trio of roles may have been one step too far. It's not that Wild Mouse is terrible. Far from it. A number of people seemed to be enjoying it, and if you enjoyed Hader's previous work, then Wild Mouse may well be for you. It's just that the film is not that...

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