A near-death experience causes a woman to relive someone else's final moments.
|Release Date||:||February 14, 2007|
|Production Company||:||Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ARTE|
|Director||:||Christian Petzold, Frederic Moriette|
|Writers||:||Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki|
|Casts||:||Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann, Burghart Klaußner, Barbara Auer, Wanja Mues, Christian Redl, Michael Wittenborn, Martin Brambach, Joachim Nimtz, Selin Bademsoy, Peter Benedict|
|Plot Keywords||:||wife husband relationship, dream, future, assistant, work, business man, ex husband, employee, company, workplace, suspense, ex-wife, existence|
We can forgive wooden dialog, flat characters, and all manner of implausibilities, just so long as the story's a good one. But this film looks like a draft from a bad and very boring TV show: a bunch of scarcely-related, independently developed thematic elements are sliced, diced, and shuffled together into a melange of ideas precariously balanced on the teetering bones of a half-baked story. Pacing and sequencing is clumsy and amateurish. I made it through about one hour and I only got that far because I thought it HAD to get better - it just couldn't be this lousy and boring. It did not get better at all. I kept thinking, "How much longer can this pseudo-artistic film go on?"