I saw `Detective Lovelorn and the revenge of the pharaoh' at the Köln Fantasyfilmfest. Surprise! It is a German b-movie, made with no money, but I still do not believe, that a German movie may be so touching, rich and breathtaking. Under a skin of anarchistic Monty Python - humour reveals an unbelievable variety of deep stories, characters, moods and relationships. Thanks for that genius author, that gave us all these surprising peeps into his unbelievable universe. Young director (Thomas Frick) should forward as fast as possible into the big budget league, so that we can celebrate very soon a lot of high class entertainment Frickstyle - movies onto the next couple of years, also outside of Germany. (I deeply hope that Frick (freak? Frankenheimer? Frakes?) is not just a pseudonym for an independent experiment by one of the international established big cracks like Tim Burton or Sam Raimi). The great secretfull camerawork of Frank Stammar should be noticed too. He reached the same what happened with trash-concepted movies like `Raiders of the lost arc' and `The Mummy', when he covered the darkness and glamour of an a-movie over all this. Magnificent Horst Buchholz as Prof. Swedenborg is `one two three' back to his great shape, hopefully it is not his last work with Frick. Eva Hassmann grabbed her first really chance of her career and showed that she can touch her audience and lead them into a very own world of female secrets. The high presence pharaoh Raynor Scheine and the good looking detective Nils Maticevic Lovelorn got no chance against her. They all really made me laugh and cry and be happy that the world is saved another time. But the best of all is that mummy fun in the end. Thank you for that, and give us more soon! Vincent A.
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