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Thomas Engel is always anxious to avoid conflict. At any cost. This compulsive striving for harmony, however, proves to be his road to ruin. He will fight for a peaceful solution. Violently, if need be.

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Micha Lewinsky

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Micha Lewinsky
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Devid Striesow ... Thomas
Maren Eggert Maren Eggert ... Martina
Annina Walt Annina Walt ... Sarah
Lotte Becker Lotte Becker ... Jenny
Stéphane Maeder Stéphane Maeder ... Ruedi
Max Hubacher ... Severin
Beat Marti ... Orlov
Oriana Schrage ... Esther
Therese Affolter ... Therapist
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Thomas Engel is always anxious to avoid conflict. At any cost. This compulsive striving for harmony, however, proves to be his road to ruin. He will fight for a peaceful solution. Violently, if need be.

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German

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The sometimes invisible complexity of life
26 July 2016 | by colayaSee all my reviews

Sometimes little things become snowballs. That is the premise of this movie. The main character is indeed a decent man trying to do the right thing, which proves to be difficult. We play in life different roles that are not easy to harmonize, each one in different scenarios with different rules, expectations and colors. Father, husband, employee, friend, citizen: these are the roles that the protagonist wants to reconcile.But those roles do not always add up. This is an unpretentious, well-photographed movie with such simple premise and it delivers. Acting is a little bit uneven but there are also strong performances and a realistic atmosphere.

Overall this film reminds us the fragility of our seemingly inertial and routine life driven by the complexity of the diverse roles that we simultaneously play, which leads us to a life full of shades of grey rather than simplistic tones of black and white.


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