The film is typically German and that in the most negative sense imaginable. The dialogues seem to be copy-pasted from the most uncreative, blandest German evening series. The story itself seems interesting, but is completely overshadowed by the bad script, where nothing fits together. The camera work falls far short of its possibilities and seems outdated, even though the film is supposed to be from 2020. Especially the contourless leading actor, who seems more like the quiet banker from the town bank counter shortly after his apprenticeship, is supposed to play a cunning, charismatic financial swindler. It seems as if Woody Allen should embody the Terminator. The rest of the characters are just as much based on German TV stereotypes that it hurts. Even the fact that of all people the only two justice officials who get beyond a mere extra role have a clear migration background feels like well-intentioned, badly implemented and therefore grandiosely failed, which can also be used as an overall verdict on the movie.
If you are thinking about watching this film: Don't do it. Watch Wolf of Wall Street for the 20th time. The quality of this film has nothing to do with recent German successes such as Dark or Babylon Berlin; A very bad relapse into the dark television times of 10 years ago.
8 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this