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The Color Out of Space (2010)

Die Farbe (original title)
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A boy, looking for his missing father, travels to Germany and uncovers a haunting legacy that a meteorite left behind in the area. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Color Out of Space."

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Huan Vu

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (short story), Huan Vu (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Paul Dorsch Paul Dorsch ... Forest Ranger
Jürgen Heimüller Jürgen Heimüller ... Scientist
Ingo Heise Ingo Heise ... Jonathan Davis
Philipp Jacobs Philipp Jacobs ... Marwin Gärtener
Michael Kausch ... Armin Pierske - old
Olaf Krätke Olaf Krätke ... Mr. Danforth
Marco Leibnitz Marco Leibnitz ... Armin Pierske - young
Ralf Lichtenberg Ralf Lichtenberg ... Dr. Davis - 40s
Patrick Pierce Patrick Pierce ... Dr. Davis - 70s
Erik Rastetter Erik Rastetter ... Nahum Gärtener
Friedrich Schilha Friedrich Schilha ... Professor
Leander Schmidt Leander Schmidt ... Villager I
Marah Schneider Marah Schneider ... Mrs. Gärtener
Leon Schröder Leon Schröder ... Samuel Gärtener
Alexander Sebastian Curd Schuster Alexander Sebastian Curd Schuster ... Detective Ward
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Arkham, 1975: Jonathan Davis' father has disappeared. His tracks lead to Germany, to the Swabian-Franconian Forest where he was stationed after the Second World War. Jonathan sets out to find him and bring him home, but deep in the woods he discovers a dark mystery from the past. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Colour Out of Space". Written by Vu, Huan

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Germany

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Release Date:

30 October 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Color Out of Space See more »

Filming Locations:

Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (HDCAM)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Good film, but the language !!
23 December 2014 | by munir-7See all my reviews

This is an amazingly precise adaption of Lovecraft's novel. The Black & white, together with the slow pace and sober atmosphere of the whole movie, works well in creating an atmosphere that really comes close to reading H.P. Lovecraft. There is one major mistake though that I think spoils the whole film: Language! The main part of the story is set to a remote village in or near the Black Forest, which absolutely makes sense. But in such a place, given the 1930's, people would speak dialect, except perhaps the scientists. In the film they don't! As a result, the spoken language sounds dry and synthetic, like a bad synchronization. (Compared to this, the obviously German actor playing an American is minor, and when the young man tries to speak "bad German with American accent", it's simply hilarious. - If they couldn't find or afford appropriate actors, why didn't they make it a silent movie? Maybe only native German speakers will notice that, but as far as I am concerned, this flaw prevented me until now from watching "Die Farbe" a second time. Which is a pity, because everything else is really well made and congenial to H.P. Lovecraft's style - something that can't be said about many HPL adaptations.


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