Renn, if you can

Renn, if you can

           Renn, if you can
               Genre: Drama
               Student, disability, triangle, Berlinale 2010, community service, wheelchair
  If the only copy of a recently completed master’s thesis flies out the window, then that is usually a disaster. Not so in racing, if you can, a cheerful debut film about a serious topic. Here spread the fluttering leaves a magical mood, much like the first snow in a romantic winter night. , But not the study of endangered or his conclusion is the issue, even though Robert Gwisdek of 13 semester (Momo’s buddy Dirk) Ben plays the protagonist. Ben that is quite different problems than those with the university. He is sitting after an accident seven years ago in a wheelchair. This stroke of fate has turned the young man a cynical tyrant. Ben takes nothing and no one seriously. He constantly harassed his Zivi and gives sarcastic comments on his own, where you never know whether they are serious or not. Although the student is instructed in a wheelchair in the simplest physical needs to help, he acts as if he needed anyone. His desire, he is only revealed by looking at the past two years, every day the beautiful Annika (Anna Brüggemann) through the telescope. The story could therefore be a social drama about the disabled and their problems. But if it is not, at least not only. Dietrich Brüggemann director (brother of Anna Brüggemann, also co-wrote the screenplay on) suggests in his first feature film a wonderfully irreverent, comedic tone. This is not primarily about compassion. Quite the contrary. Ben and his wheelchair is partly inhuman spells initially far from being a popular figure. That behind the aggressive shell but an interesting core lies, is the latest clear when Annika know Ben Zivi Christian (Jacob Matschenz) learns. And of course, Ben Christian himself, for whom she soon develops tender feelings as well as for its Zivi. To the best scenes of the film are those that hold the triangle in the balance. Together, the trio goes on the road, spun out of crazy stories and drove in an impressive Amischlitten through the area, which takes almost like a more leading role. The car was converted for disabled people and gives Ben a movement that makes him forget his wheelchair existence for brief moments. Everything seems possible in this comedic drama padded, not just for Ben, but also for Annika and Christian, whose life also lies in the impasse. However, Dietrich Brüggemann has obviously made to speed up the Menage à trois on an already oft-told nature. Annika destroyed so the nice balance by first with one and then the other is intimate with. It is in parts of the loose-woven fabric of fluffy funny escapes tragedy of lost and disabled. The film then tip sometimes quite abruptly from one extreme to another. But these small downturns in any way detract from the outstanding acting performance by Robert Gwisdek and the sometimes ingenious sayings, which he puts the script in the mouth. The son of Michael and Corinna Harfouch Gwisdek makes his character so complex that alone makes the characterization of voltage. This Ben is reckless and vulnerable, sassy and sensitive. And all in a mixture that can be foreseen in any second. That kept the spectators on the touch fears that they may have in real life before Wheelchair fates. Compassion is in this film is not appropriate. For he tells naturally from utopia to be allowed to be disabled as a normal person. (Peter Gutting)
  Title: racing, if you can Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2009 Length: 112 (Min.) Rental: Zorro movie rental

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