The runaway teenager Joe leaves her dysfunctional mother after being beaten by her lover Harry. She meets Engel and his punk friends on the streets and the boy shelters her in the abandoned building where he lives. Engel tells Joe that he dreams of living in the mountains in a community of his own, raising animals and planting his own food, and they fall in love with each other. When Joe gets pregnant, the young couple face serious problems because of their unemployment & homelessness. When Engel then gets addicted to drugs, he drags Joe down with him to a life that includes prostitution, but ultimately there is a light at the end of the tunnel for them.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Where do you want to go?
Maybe to the sea.
The sea is okay... But I'm going to the mountains. I have a plan. To start a community. An anarchist community. With some cows and sheep and garden... A self - sufficient culture, see? They did that in the 70's... but they failed, because they weren't real anarchists.
See more »
I saw this film at the Montreal festival back in 2001 and had great impressions from this fine example of today's German cinema. Youthful, dynamic, humane are few adjectives to be used for this very touching story of two young marginalized youths who go against all odds to survive physically and emotionally. The camera portrays the big city's underground culture and touches problems of today with directness and precision. Great naturalistic performances from promising young actors!
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this