Blossoming landscapes were once promised by politicians shortly after the Reunification, but the only thing blooming in Pepe Planitzer Allealle film, the weeds and the despair that has gripped the actors. They are “all all”. Three people, all losers and seeking to meet one another in an empty house somewhere south of Berlin in the wasteland of the Brandenburg province. There’s Ina (Marie Gruber), which was just released from prison and again looking for a place in the city, from which it comes. Hajo Domühl (Milan Peschel) is a drunken small entrepreneurs, who has inherited after the death of his father’s scaffolding company. But the company is without leadership and is on the verge of bankruptcy, what the alcoholic is not entirely blameless. The barracks, which had bought his father after the turn for the symbolic price of one D-Mark, can no longer sell: The floor is hopelessly contaminated with the residues of old ammunition – a powder keg in the truest sense of the word. And finally, there is still the mentally handicapped Hagen (Eberhard Kirchberg), who got lost looking for his uncle and ends up Domühl. He should live in a prison, but places the disabled as a savings measure, before the door. Domühl wants to get rid of the Bekloppten soon again, after all, he has very different problems on the cheek. But getting rid of Hagen turns out to be quite difficult.

Is welcome in the sadness and reality of the eastern province between booze and one-euro jobs, the architectural legacy of the GDR and the Red Army and the harshness of life Pepe Planitzer his soft and very gentle film after Allealle settled on the play Burnout by Oliver Bukowski, who tells of the cautious approach of three very different people. Planitzer and his actors do so very forcefully, with grim humor, and without any gimmicks in the staging. That the film despite the hopelessness of prejudice, is mainly due to the actors whose game oppressively realistic Domühls utter despair, confusion, Hagens, Ina search of warmth, they are intangible, make these characters real people who deserve our sympathy and interest – even the drunken Quasselkopf Domühl it gets more sympathy for the institution.

Although everything so hopeless, so incredibly melancholy and altogether seems hopeless, there is still a trace of solidarity and a remnant of affection in an ocean of resignation and weariness of life: When all the creek to go down (Hagens threatens mouse even in a literal sense), but in the end everything turned for the better – a small miracle that happens along the way. The hope for a better life for the last to die. And fairy tales exist even in the greatest sadness.

With minimal (or financial) effort, but shot lots of blood Allealle is a good proof that great films do not necessarily need a big budget – a touching story , excellent actor and a director with a creative flair for atmosphere and rich nuances of this perfect.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: Allealle Country of production: Germany Year of production: 2007 Length: 90 (Min) of material: (# ) It Works! Media

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