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Victoria (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 11 June 2015 (Germany)
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A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

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... Victoria
... Sonne
... Boxer
Burak Yigit ... Blinker
... Fuß
... Andi (as André M. Hennicke)
Eike Frederik Schulz ... Barkeeper
Hans-Ulrich Laux ... Taxifahrer (as Hans Ulrich Laux)
Lena Klenke ... Junge Mutter (as Anna Lena Klenke)
Philipp Kubitza ... Junger Vater
... SEK 1
Andreas Schmitka ... SEK 2 (as Andreas Schmittka)
Jan Breustedt ... Hooligan kurze Haare
David Micas ... Hooligan lange Haare
Timo Honsa ... Zivilfahnder 1
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A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

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One girl. One city. One night. One take.


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Despite its positive reviews, this movie was disqualified for an Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category due to its large amounts of English dialogue. See more »

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As the camera follows Victoria up the ladder to the building's roof, the cameraman's left hand is visible. See more »

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Sonne: What is this shit? What is this shit? Boxer, what is this shit, man?
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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.83 (2015) See more »

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Nobody Knows Who You Are
Written by Nils Frahm
Published by Manners McDade Publishing Limited
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Stylish and fast, but totally unbelievable
29 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

As a fan of both Berlin and independent film, I really wanted to like this, and was hopeful after reading the positive reviews already posted. But ultimately, they are misleading about the film's merits.

This film tells the tale of Victoria, a Spanish newcomer in Berlin who (realistically enough) works at an underpaid cafe job and speaks no German. She meets four Berlin guys at a club and her decision to stick with them seems a little naive, at first. Unfortunately, this is the most believable part of the entire film. What follows is a descent into a rather cheesy, Hollywood-style gangster underground that feels totally out of place within the humble, realistic Berlin that the directors have clearly attempted to capture in this single-take film.

The problem with "Victoria" is that the film's makers don't seem to know what kind of film they are trying to make: is it a fly-on-the-wall docudrama showing us everyday events with wildly unforeseen circumstances? Or is it a cinematic thriller with exciting plot twists that would stretch credibility if we saw them anywhere but the silver screen? The makers should have chosen one of the two things and stuck with it, in my opinion. Mixing them together has resulted in a jarring experience. Even though we want to get pulled in to the events that are depicted, we are always aware that they just would not happen in the "gritty real life" Berlin that this film attempts to capture.

Having said that, this crew has clearly got some great dramatic skills. The performances are heartfelt and exciting, despite the lack of substance. So it will be interesting to see what they come up with after "Victoria".


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