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Amnesia (2015)

Jo has come to Ibiza to be a DJ in the club Amnesia. He befriends a solitary woman who's trying to forget her past. As Jo draws her into techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question.

Director:

Barbet Schroeder

Writers:

Emilie Bickerton (screenplay), Peter F. Steinbach (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marthe Keller ... Martha Sagell
Max Riemelt ... Jo Gellert dit DJ Gello
Bruno Ganz ... Bruno - le grand-père de Jo
Corinna Kirchhoff ... Elfriede - la mère de Jo
Fermí Reixach ... Sabater
Marie Leuenberger ... Clarissa
Fèlix Pons Fèlix Pons ... Costa
Florentín Groll Florentín Groll ... Otto
Eva Barceló Eva Barceló ... Paquita
Lluís Altés Lluís Altés ... Petrov
Rick Zingale ... Le propriétaire du café / Café Owner
Kate Ashcroft Kate Ashcroft ... Mrs. Smith
Joel Rice Joel Rice ... Mr. Smith
Alfie Davies Mari Alfie Davies Mari ... Le fils de Jo
Fabian Krüger ... Alex (photo)
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Storyline

Ibiza, the early nineties, Jo is a twenty-five-year-old music composer. He has come over from Berlin and wants to be part of the nascent electronic music revolution, ideally by getting a job first as a DJ in the new nightclub on the island, Amnesia. Martha has been living alone in her house facing the sea for forty years. One night Jo knocks on her door. Her solitude intrigues him. They become friends even as the mysteries around her accumulate: that cello in the corner she refuses to play, the German language she refuses to speak... As Jo draws her into his world of techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question. Written by Festival de Cannes

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Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

French | German | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amnésia See more »

Filming Locations:

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Swiss censorship visa # 1010.808. See more »

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References More (1969) See more »

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Memory
7 October 2017 | by michaelbloom-1See all my reviews

We don't need a 500-word review to understand this film is very personal for Barbet Schroeder. It would have been a better movie, had the young man and older woman engaged in a sexual relationship in the first act. The idea of a summer love affair between these two Germans, from separate generations - would have had a much deeper gravity for the viewer, in my opinion.


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