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Wrong Move (1975)

Falsche Bewegung (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 22 October 1975 (France)
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A writer goes on a road trip across West Germany with a group of eclectic people he meets along the way.

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Complete credited cast:
... Wilhelm
... Laertes
... Therese Farner
... Mignon (as Nastassja Nakszynski)
Peter Kern ... Bernhard Landau
... Industrieller / The Industrialist
... Mutter / The Mother
... Janine (as Elisabeth Kreuzer)
Adolf Hansen ... Schaffner (as Adolph Hansen)
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Gustav Leonhardt ... Johann Sebastian Bach, form film 'Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach' (archive footage)
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Six days in the life of Wilhelm: a detached man without qualities. He wants to write, so his mother gives him a ticket to Bonn, telling him to live. On the train he meets an older man, an athlete in the 1936 Olympics, and his mute teen companion, Mignon. She's an acrobat in market squares for spare change. An actress, whom Wilhelm gazes at, joins them. Then, a plump young man introduces himself, having heard them talk of poetry. He takes them to his uncle's, except it's the wrong house; they interrupt a man's suicide. He invites them to stay. The actress tries to connect to Wilhelm. Couplings and rare bursts of feeling come as surprises; other characters remain alone. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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DEM 620,000 (estimated)
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Goldberg Variation, 25 Variation
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An interesting journey -- worth seeing once.
22 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I wouldn't call it a masterpiece.

And, to be honest with you, I haven't seen "The Wrong Move" in many years.

That said, I possibly lacked the life experience(s) to understand the unspoken message. But I did find the "freeflow" aspect of the journey interesting. Certain visual images along the way were filmed matter-of-fact, like Truffaut's characters who appear dramatically and yet, have no actual connection to the story.

I remember feeling unsatisfied with the film's resolution. (How the "journey" was resolved). But then again, perhaps it was unrealistic to expect anything else.


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