Clean

Clean

Clean

  Emily (Maggie Cheung) once had big dreams of becoming a rock singer, but more about that end of the eighties is little left. She lives in the shadow of her husband, Lee Hauser (James Johnston), who, however, has exceeded even its zenith. What is left is doubt, paranoia and drugs, coupled with wishful thinking, but grab it again. Not even the fact that Emily and Lee have a son, can make a difference in the savage and selfish lifestyle of both. Emily suddenly overtaken by a stroke of fate that, for all its harshness their only chance to escape this vicious circle – Lee dies from an overdose.

Does Drogentod After her husband’s everything: Emily comes to prison for drug possession, losing custody of her son, comes back free, and suddenly knows that she can continue her life is no longer in the same way. She returns to Europe – more specifically back to Paris – is the rock circus behind him and tried by a methadone program to get back on its feet. But without her son Jay (James Dennis), who now lives with his grandparents Albrecht (Nick Nolte) and Rosemary (Martha Henry), her life no longer makes much sense. And again it is a stroke of fate that brings an unexpected twist: When Rosemary is dying, fights his way through Albert to resume contact with Emily, so that mother and son are together again at the end.

Olivier Assayas film Clean, which was shown at Cannes Competition in 2004 and its main actress Maggie Cheung was then awarded the prize for best female lead, less lives on a subtle story that in some places too clichéd comes along, but rather from the expressive power of Cheung, who experienced serenity Nick Nolte, who suggests this could be slow, go with what kind of roles of his career and Assayas flair for expressive situations, which is dressed by the masterful camera work in congenial Eric Gautier’s stunning photos . Just a pity that the film does not have a German distributor and will be seen, therefore, only in selected cinemas on. That will change but little more, but who lives in Berlin, now has the opportunity to take this little overlooked masterpiece personally inspect them.

Title: Clean Country of production: Canada, France, Great Britain Year of production: 2004 Length: 110 (Min)

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