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Truls Krane Meby
Anders T. Andersen,
The true-life story of 19-year-old Jürgen Bartsch, a German pedophile serial killer who murdered four boys, based on his correspondence, over the course of eight years, with German American author Paul Moor.
Kai S. Pieck
In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in the midst of it all Martin's mother suddenly passes away and her tragic death trickers a series of events that not only changes Martin's life forever, but also affects everyone else in the local community. Overwhelmed with grief neither Martin's dad, nor his older brother, is capable to comfort Martin. He enters adulthood in a mixture of drunken happiness and immense sadness over the loss of his mother, and his relationship to both his friend Kim and girlfriend Kristine comes to its natural conclusion.Written by
This was a really good movie. The performances were all around excellent but the young actor who plays Martin was absolutely amazing. The scene at his mother's burial would be Oscar worthy if this were an American film. But it is more than that very emotional and heartbreaking scene that makes this performance so fantastic. This actor creates a strong character of a young boy who deals with his mother's death better than his father and brother. He is the strong one in the family, the one who takes control of the situation and makes things happen, despite being the youngest. There are some frank sexual situations but that is not the main thrust of the film. It really is about the strength of this youngster in a difficult situation. With the wrong actor as Martin this film would not have worked. But they found a brilliant young actor who gives one of the best portrayals of a young adolescent ever filmed. Highly recommended.
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