Shutter Iceland (DVD)

Shutter Iceland (DVD)

           Shutter Iceland (DVD)
               Genre: Thriller, Mystery
               Homicide, hospital, island, Psychiatry
  Of course, living the Berlinale, especially this year for their 60th Jubilee by the big names, the deserving directors, whose films in the Berlinale Palast their premieres and world premieres to celebrate. At least in this respect was in the first days of something available. According to Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer Martin Scorsese’s new work today Shutter Iceland was on the program and saw the light of the attending celebrities for a proper media boost. And it was not just because the expectations of Shutter Iceland, at least in parts of the public and the press were somewhat high. With such a height it is no wonder then that many journalists were more a little disappointed with the new work of the director. What was not so much to the images rather than in a less-inspired story, which is like a patchwork of well-known pieces from film and literature. Leonardo DiCaprio plays in Iceland shutter the U.S. Marshall Edward Daniels, who together with his new partner, Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) in the early 1950s, the disappearance of a patient in a clinic for mentally disturbed most serious on the island Shutter Iceland to investigate. Unfortunately, not even the Most Stable Daniels mentally since he was a soldier in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp there and also have lost his wife in a fire. The disappearance of the patient appears particularly Daniels suspicious from the start and he speculates that the whole story being told to him by the senior physician Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley), something is wrong. However, it seems with him myself up some in Argentina, as he always is plagued by severe migraine attacks, nightmares and symptoms that can fuse the fiction and reality, the obscure events on the island and Daniels traumatic past experiences with each other. Until finally, the whole truth will come out. And which really is not what has Daniels expects … Actually it’s pretty clear that the story that followed Edward Daniels in the course of the film, something is strange and he himself is a prisoner of delusion and Fkition. This makes the film by his suspense and one would wish almost, instead of the actual resolution would have the template is moved further to the rather trashy side paths of the nested story, especially since Scorsese and Lehane dig vigorously in the find box of film history and Crime / Mystery Literature and Agatha Christie’s works plunder as well as films like Identity, The Sixth Sense or other “mindfuck movies” as well as age-old horror à la Frankenstein. The problem is that you can not help feeling, is all this to have already seen elsewhere – perhaps not always so brilliantly staged, but in itself consistent and round. This lack of narrative originality, which should lie mainly on the novel of Dennis Lehane tried to Scorsese by the rather pungent score, and other tricks to compensate for the voltage from the available clothing cinemas. More than pure formulaic and unwound a routine genre comes in beautiful packaging patchwork while but not out. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: Shutter Iceland (DVD) Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 132 (Min.) Published by: Concorde Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, English EAN: 4010324027801 Tools : film documentaries: “Behind the Shutters” – from novel to film, “Into the Lighthouse” – Historical development of psychiatry in the U.S.

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