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Oktober November (2013)

Successful actress returns to her family home in rural Austria to visit her ailing father and her sister who spent her whole life taking care of him and her family. The reunion is marked by jealousy, introspection and a secret.

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Götz Spielmann

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Götz Spielmann
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nora von Waldstätten ... Sonja
Peter Simonischek ... Vater
Ursula Strauss ... Verena
Sebastian Koch ... Andreas
Johannes Zeiler ... Michael
Andreas Ressl Andreas Ressl ... Hannes
Samuel Finzi ... David
Sebastian Hülk ... Jan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Engel Judith Engel ... Davids Ehefrau
Jörn Hentschel ... Taxifahrer
Claudia Martini Claudia Martini ... Sonja's Fan
Sascha Merényi Sascha Merényi ... Gast
Wolfgang Zarnack Wolfgang Zarnack ... Regisseur
Brigitte Zeh Brigitte Zeh ... Regieassistentin
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Successful actress returns to her family home in rural Austria to visit her ailing father and her sister who spent her whole life taking care of him and her family. The reunion is marked by jealousy, introspection and a secret.

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

12 June 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

October November See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Subtle and powerful, cinema at his best
24 September 2013 | by mutanteradianteSee all my reviews

This film is highly enjoyable as long as it requires a minimum amount of attention, in exchange it offers high levels of (very) good cinema, full of thought-provoking lines which grow inside of the viewer long after watching this subtle and powerful work.

No spoilers at all in this review, only a few guidelines to advice you, My Unknown Cinephile: please don't miss this wonderful exposure of human relationships, melted with many questions about life, the kind of ones we always have been asking to ourselves.

Settled in a mesmerizing Austria, with a top-notch, great actors who achieve the task of offering deep and human acting at his best. I mean, I really care about the characters, they're not mere talking heads, which is an absolute relief.

Of course, I like very much sci-fi movies, also fast paced films with light contents, comedies, et cetera... but such moving films as "Oktober November" are indispensable, unmissable. This is about life, about what the heck we're doing with it.

As only good Philosophy achieves, this splendid work of Götz Spielmann serves to ask very good questions, instead of having any answers.

Hard and tender, and always sincere. It shows us that life is often a great variety of gray, not everything is black or white.

Watch it, rent it, buy it. You won't be disappointed.

Thanks a lot for reading this review/feedback. And don't forget to enjoy life, as much as you can. Best wishes!


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