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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.

Director:

Sebastian Schipper

Writers:

Sebastian Schipper (story), Olivia Neergaard-Holm (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laia Costa ... Victoria
Frederick Lau ... Sonne
Franz Rogowski ... Boxer
Burak Yigit Burak Yigit ... Blinker
Max Mauff ... Fuß
André Hennicke ... Andi (as André M. Hennicke)
Eike Frederik Schulz Eike Frederik Schulz ... Barkeeper
Hans-Ulrich Laux Hans-Ulrich Laux ... Taxifahrer (as Hans Ulrich Laux)
Lena Klenke Lena Klenke ... Junge Mutter (as Anna Lena Klenke)
Philipp Kubitza Philipp Kubitza ... Junger Vater
Martin Goeres ... SEK 1
Andreas Schmitka Andreas Schmitka ... SEK 2 (as Andreas Schmittka)
Jan Breustedt Jan Breustedt ... Hooligan kurze Haare
David Micas 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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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English | Spanish | Turkish

Release Date:

11 June 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Виктория See more »

Filming Locations:

Mitte, Berlin, Germany See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The original screenplay was very short (only 12 pages), since a large part of the dialogue was improvised. Because of this, the writers are credited for story and not for screenplay. See more »

Goofs

As Victoria goes into the taxi, cameraman's reflection can be seen in the window. See more »

Quotes

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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Burn With Me
Performed by Dj Koze
Published by Copyright Control
(c) Pampa Records
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Pure cinematic excellence
10 August 2015 | by Kamilleroboter .See all my reviews

When I saw the trailer of Victoria I was really interested in the movie, because I am a fan of Sebastian Schipper, who directed also "Absolute Giganten", one of the best German movies in recent years. German cinema had to struggle in the last years, too many movies about the German past or really bad and soulless comedies flooded the market. Only really few risks were taken and some of them were pretty good E.g. "Zeit der Kannibalen", but for the most part they sucked.

So...there comes Victoria, a movie by a experienced director, with (for the most part) unknown faces in the cast, a really small crew and shot in a single take in a night in Berlin. Latter is something truly unconventional for a German film, so I went into the theater expecting a good unconventional German movie.

What I got was a masterpiece. Victoria is not only the best German movie in years, but (IMHO) the best movie of the year yet. The tracking shot in the movie isn't only there for effect and a showcase of the cinematographers talent, but a essential part of the films main story, that unfolds around a Spanish girl named Victoria, that meets a bunch of "real Berlin guys", so they call themselves, in the middle of the night. You experience the story of Victoria in real time, you see live character development for instance.

That, the down to earth acting and plot make the movie so incredibly immersive that it becomes something completely new and fresh, which is incredibly rare in recent years. I don't want to give away more about the plot, so I'll talk about the acting. The acting in this movie is fantastic, the dialogue is actually completely improvised, so that the actors, especially the fantastic Laia Costa and Frederick Lau, become these characters in those 140 minutes and it feels real. It feels like they are actual existing persons.

The cinematography is brilliant, Sturla Brandth Grøvlen does a fantastic job in accompanying the main characters and even if there are some shaky parts, which was expected, its never annoying and the viewer becomes the camera. Another aspect of this movie that I adored was the soundtrack. It was perfectly suited in supporting the atmosphere and hypnotic.

I left the theater speechless, what happens in the final act will either throw you off, or you will be completely exhilarated. Either way: Watch this movie and support movies with original concepts, only like this we will continue to get better movies than the usual dog**** from Hollywood and co.

Victoria is a truly exhilarating masterpiece and the first time I felt like watching a new kind of cinema in a long time. Go and watch it. Its worth it.


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