In the city you

In the city you

           In the city you
               Genre: Drama
               Affair, banker, manager, Cannes 2010, employee
  Even Christian Petzold, Yella had discovered the fascination of the business world for themselves and traced against this background, a relationship which broke from the extreme contrasts between the passions of love and emotions of the business world, their capital. Christoph Hochhäusler, also Petzold as the environment is attributed to the Berlin school beats, with his new film Under the City you a similar direction, and is yet to completely different results. And unfortunately they are only partly convincing. The film tells the story of Svenja Steve (Nicolette Krebitz), with her husband Oliver (Mark Waschke), which has recently changed to a bank to Frankfurt and there especially at the Mergers & Acquisitions care. By chance, she met Roland Cordes (Robert Hunger-Bühler), know the boss of her husband and begins with the much older man, an affair that eventually this would have an incentive to deport the husband of the mistress of a dangerous item to Indonesia, where Oliver’s predecessor has already been kidnapped and killed. While it initially appears in the affair only comes to redeem Oliver of the suicide squad, becomes independent of the affair is becoming more and more and more self-destructive traits. Quite deliberately irritating is the end of the supercooled drama fall: As Svenja looks at the act of love out the window, we hear screams in the street and see people flee from an unspecified threat. “Here we go,” said Svenja – and the movie is already over. , Despite some very nice pictures that focus again allusions, distorted view, and the glass facades of the bank towers of Mainhattan a fascinating way, it is hard with this film to be warm. What we expect from the Berlin school are there in spite of the great emotions and passions, of which Hochhäusler told, in an all-encompassing and oppressive ice cold and casualness, the motives of the actors never even explained only by allusion, but scrutinizing possibly registered, so that we have not the slightest idea what Svenja, is indeed in the successful but also shady banker Cordes. Is it his money, his fame, his charisma, or is it the lies that he tells about his past? How sincere is the connection between the two? Or search these only the resolution and the self-destruction in an “amour fou”, which knows no reasons and no reasons? And are the turbulence gets into the Cordes, not perhaps herald a deeper financial and social crisis, which ultimately in riots and uprisings against an ailing social system leads? If the boundlessness and irrationality of love, perhaps even the final solution to the current situation of insecurity and the eroding values? All of this can certainly find a hint in the city beneath you, but actually dramatically compelling, this is not all fall. To many viewers in the press launch were the many puzzles and open ends of the story then but a little too much of good and well meant. Under the restrained applause mingled – probably mainly because of the cryptic end and the extreme artificiality of the showing – some not ignoring the boos are probably due to the fact that in times of general insecurity as the ambivalence of Christopher Hochhäusler not necessarily down well. One but he has certainly achieved his film – he has created a time frame where you have to crack some. And the result of reflection on this is not fixed. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: in your city Country of production: , Germany, France Year of Production: 2010 Length: 110 (Min.) (# ) Distribution: Piffl media

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