At a family gathering on a boat, engineer Markus vaguely remembers what his mother did to him when he was a child. Soon, Markus and his wife Monika have to face an unthinkable truth and violation, that a mother would seem incapable of.
Belgium, of all places. What's Belgium got besides chocolates and fries? No matter, this year it was Hannes' and Kiki's turn to choose the destination of their annual bike tour with their ... See full summary »
Florian David Fitz,
In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.
In the 1840s, Lübeck is a dominating commercial town on the Baltic coast, and the Buddenbrooks are among the town's first families. Consul Jean Buddenbrook has two sons, Thomas and ... See full summary »
Hoelzemann might have a great future as a German film maker. The plot is subtle, the dialogs witty and understated, the acting, in particular by Schweighoefer and Kremp, great. Schweighoefer is a charismatic actor on who this film is built my wife commented that his presence reminded her of James Dean. To me the psychology of the human relations was more important than the actions the opposite of how Hollywood movies usually proceed. The scene with the suicidal girl on the roof the Cologne cathedral in the background is a game of life and death that keeps you breathless. Were it not for some sentimental, heavy scenes (in particular between November and Crash), I would rate it 10.
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