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Testing Life (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 April 2014 (USA)
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Ana's Hollywood dreams are slowly turning to dust, until she gets an offer to give her body to a Berlin science project. Against all odds, Ana fights for her right to seize her dreams.
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Credited cast:
Runa Aléon Runa Aléon ... Gritt Schmidt
Natascha Berg ... Gina
Romina Di Lella ... Johanna (as Romina DiLella)
Stephanie Klaus Stephanie Klaus ... Schwester Frauke
Olaf Krätke Olaf Krätke ... Dr. Schmidt
Sigrid Landgrebe Sigrid Landgrebe ... Schwester Klein
Mira Mazumdar Mira Mazumdar ... Susanna
Nicolas Read ... Vin
Angela Schmerfeld Angela Schmerfeld ... Frau Landgraf
Raliza Van Oijen Raliza Van Oijen
Carolin Von Petzholdt ... Ana Suess
Nico Josef Zitek Nico Josef Zitek ... Dr. Rüdiger
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Ana's Hollywood dreams are slowly turning to dust, until she gets an offer to give her body to a Berlin science project. Against all odds, Ana fights for her right to seize her dreams.

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USA

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German | English

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1 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Good idea, but shallow

This is an interesting topic and how pharmaceuticals drug approval is practised merits critical attention. However, it would have been a really excellent movie if the oppressive atmosphere during the experimental phase would have been depicted without making the hospital staff resemble as prison guards (or maybe even worse: concentration camp guards). In the current form, the plot appears too stereotypical, too shallow, and unrealistic.

One may wonder at the end how Testing Life Ii will turn out? Will Ans Suess ever have any remorse that she scammed the social system back in Berlin? Will she maybe come to realize that struggling for survival can typically be much more brutal in L.A. than back in Berlin? And finally, even though a bit of a stretch too far: What will she think about individuals sentenced to death and being - intentionally - killed with pharmaceutical cocktails in her dreamland (quoting Ana Suess: "...the land of the free and the land of the braves")?


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