August 2019. Frank recognizes his own story of twenty years ago in a recently published book. He remembers Marie, with whom he had a relationship before she moved to the United States and disappeared from his life. He sets out in search of her and finds himself in a USA petrified by a heat wave and lost in suspicion and political paranoia. He heads into the desert in pursuit of Marie. On his way he meets Liz, the literary agent and Nina, a sex worker who services her clients in elaborate scenarios and films the encounters. Nina feels attracted to Frank in a strange way. He starts to work for her as a cameraman. She sometimes performs with another young woman who very much resembles Marie, prompting even more tedious fugue-state philosophizing.
I strolled through the graves, touched by the variety of memories. One was dark black marble, the other one nothing but a small metal plate on a post. And one was the memory of a Frank. I imagined it was him.
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Written by Alex Stolze
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A movie desperately in need of a plot
Usually I start my reviews with a brief summary of the plot. In this case that's not possible, as the movie has no plot. As near as I can discern it's about a German man who is travelling across the US. The remainder seems to consist of random interludes.
Lacking a plot is a distinct drawback in terms of viewer engagement, and you can count me as one of the unengaged.
This movie is random, pointless, pretentious nonsense, basically.
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