The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali, a local Turkish-German businessman, owner of a snack-bar chain, hires him as a driver. ...
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Luna Zimic Mijovic
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The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali, a local Turkish-German businessman, owner of a snack-bar chain, hires him as a driver. That's when Thomas meets Laura, his Turkish boss's young and attractive wife. A classic love triangle is born, unfolding in desolate northeast Germany, where thick forests suddenly end on cliffs overlooking the Baltic Sea. Caught between guilt and freedom, between passion and reason, the protagonists have no hopes for fulfillment of their dreams.Written by
Warsaw Film Festival
The plot and conflicts are very similar to James M. Cain's classic crime novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice", first published in 1934, only the setting and some characters are slightly different. Neither the original novel nor a screenplay of one of the many existing film versions are credited as a source. See more »
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This is a veritable remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice but it has new and interesting things to say. The noticeable nods to The Merchant of Four Seasons (Fassbinder) are handled cleverly too. There are only 3 characters of any importance and the actors are very good. Director Petzold expertly creates and maintains tension where we kind of know what will happen but we also kind of don't. This tension is crucial to the film. We've seen this story before. But we haven't. These characters and their situation are similar. But different. The character Ali was brought to Germany at age 2 but he might be the first 'non-religious' Muslim I've seen in a European film. So, just 3 main characters but they are more complicated than they seem at first. I am writing in 2015. Director Petzold is not young. I will definitely 'catch up' w/ his films.
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