6.6/10
371
3 user 23 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Revanche (2008)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust
Der Nachbar (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An elderly obsessed with a woman and began to often follow her.

Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Rudolf Wessely, Dana Vávrová, Wolfgang Böck
Die Fremde (2000)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The seedy underbelly of Vienna at night. Mercedes is a femme fatale from Mexico, newly arrived at the Vienna airport with her German boyfriend Rainer, where they have smuggled a kilo of ... See full summary »

Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Goya Toledo, Hary Prinz, Martin Feifel
Antares (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block. A bored nurse with a stable, comfortable ... See full summary »

Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Petra Morzé, Andreas Patton, Hary Prinz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Steve recently moved to Frankfurt for work. His wife is a stranger in the new city, bored and vulnerable. She meets her husband's boss who is going through some big events in his life as well. They start to have an affair.

Director: Christoph Hochhäusler
Stars: Nicolette Krebitz, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Mark Waschke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young hockey player deals with the consequences of hockey violence after he critically injures another player during a game.

Director: Kevan Funk
Stars: Sara Canning, Jared Abrahamson, Ian Tracey
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

During a five year period an Italian filmmaker documents the world of down-on-their-luck individuals who live in a Californian desert trying to get by one day at a time. None of them has more than a vehicle, a dog and some clothes.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A smart and innovative look at the possible futures of a young Chinese immigrant to Buenos Aires, told in the stilted language of an elementary Spanish textbook.

Director: Nele Wohlatz
Stars: Xiaobin Zhang, Saroj Kumar Malik, Mian Jiang
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Vienna might be reflected in people with megalomania and pessism in this film. Erwin, a young man, who came to Vienna with a great ambition to be successful as an actor, has been ... See full summary »

Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Heinz Weixelbraun, Julia Stemberger, Wolf Bachofner
Herbert (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A former East German boxing champion reduced to working as a bouncer and debt collector is forced to reflect on his life when he is diagnosed with a fatal disease.

Director: Thomas Stuber
Stars: Peter Kurth, Udo Kroschwald, Edin Hasanovic
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich, one poor. The story of Mickael - judo fanatic and doomed lover - and his parents, both ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Cordier
Stars: Johan Libéreau, Salomé Stévenin, Florence Thomassin
Aloys (2016)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.

Director: Tobias Nölle
Stars: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejcí
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Sonja
... Vater
... Verena
... Andreas
... Michael
Andreas Ressl ... Hannes
... David
... Jan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Engel ... Davids Ehefrau
... Taxifahrer
Claudia Martini ... Sonja's Fan
... Gast
Wolfgang Zarnack ... Regisseur
Brigitte Zeh ... Regieassistentin
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 June 2014 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

October November  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Subtle and powerful, cinema at his best
24 September 2013 | by See 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!


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed