In an effort to confront her family's dark past a punk-chick from California traces her father's roots back to pre-war Berlin. Her journey takes her to Houston, Paris, Berlin, Prague and ... See full summary »
Marko is in his mid-thirties, has just published his first book, and has been living in Berlin since his university days - far enough away from his parents Gitte and Günter whose bourgeois ... See full summary »
From time to time, if we are lucky enough, we can see a different picture (or should I say "non-Hollywood" one) on our television. And I'm quite glad to saw this one.
It starts great. Superb acting by main character Martin, by whom you can just feel, how life looks, when you're out of jail. Excellent camera movement in hotel and when he visited his wife for the first time, makes this things very believable. You won't find this in todays US production. Plus a fine story story, which just suck you in, till the ending...An ending made by your wishes:)
All in all, I must say that this is definitely the best movie I've seen in 2003 (although made in 2001). Very simple on the one hand and yet thanks to the excellent crew, highly enjoyable to watch on another, almost an minor classic. That's why a very high grade of
8 out of 10.
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