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...  Molesch / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Jacob Matschenz ...  Johannes 3 episodes, 2011
Luna Zimic Mijovic ...  Ana 3 episodes, 2011
Eberhard Kirchberg ...  Kreil / ... 3 episodes, 2011
...  Jo / ... 2 episodes, 2011
...  Dimitros Katalmas / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Frank Kessler ...  Jürgen / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Philipp Oehme ...  Frank / ... 2 episodes, 2011
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This Trilogy saga or Mini-Series made for TV, tells three different points of view about a little neighborhood in which a prisoner who went to visit his dying mother at a hospital, escapes and must hide in the forest while a huge police man-hunt for him is being made. First you see it from the view of young 20' something couple "love story ", then from the Police men and a specialized psychologist and finally the escaped prisoner.

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"Dreileben" (German) means "Three lives" in english. "Etwas Besseres als den Tod" (german) the name of the first movie, means "Something better than death" in english. See more »

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"Slow-paced and character-driven mystery..."
18 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

The first part of "Dreileben", a loose trilogy based on a fictitious story about a murderer called Frank Molesch who escapes from a hospital in the rural village Dreileben in The Free State of Thuringia, is succeeded by "Don't Follow Me Around" (2011) and "One Minute Of Darkness" (2011). It was written and directed by German filmmaker Christian Petzold and tells the story about Johannes, a young and energetic hospital worker, and Ana, a vulnerable and free-spirited woman who works at a hotel and lives with her mother and her younger brother. Johannes and Ana meets and falls in love during a summer in Dreileben when the police is chasing an escaped murderer, but Ana's increasing devotion decreases their evolving relationship.

Christian Petzold's stylistic, perceptive and engaging directing is distinct in this slow-paced and character-driven mystery which is finely acted by German actor Jacob Matschenz and Bosnian actress Luna Mijovic as the promising young lovers Johannes and Ana. The brilliant use of sound and the visually noticeable cinematography by German cinematographer Hans Fromm reinforces the predominant and impending atmosphere in this romantic psychological thriller which is the most rigorously structured and minimalistic part of the Dreileben trilogy.


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