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Florian von Donnersmarck's first film, "The Lives of Others", is my favorite film of the past 20 years, a true masterpiece. After hearing friends rave about "Never Look Away" I saw it this afternoon and was somewhat less impressed. The opening scenes--about an hour--are truly brilliant (I'm referring to the story-telling quality). From then on the movie is very leisurely as it continues to tell the story of the artist's life. I felt the middle section, when he is an art student, is much too long. Also, I found the evil character (Sebastian Koch) to be the most compelling, yet his story peters out without us getting a sense of what became of him, why he was so evil, and how he managed to elude capture. The theme that finding truthful expression in art allows the artist's wife to become pregnant was a bit of a cliche. It's a very good film, if too long.
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