What you do not see

What you do not see

           What you do not see
               Genre: Drama, Thriller, Coming-of-age, Mystery
               Death, family secrets, family, vacation, grief, sexuality
  The fact that the common family vacation is often used to reduce imbalances and tensions in a relaxed atmosphere, is now really nothing new. And that exactly these expectations, often literally collapse under the weight of the unspoken, yet no less intense frustration existing in itself, is almost as transparent and consistent. In midst of this explosive mixture situation Wolfgang Fischer made his feature film debut What you see is not settled, it was already seen at numerous festivals (including at the Hof Film Festival, at the Berlin and Rotterdam). The focus of the story is the 17-year-old Anton (Ludwig Trepte), which – probably not entirely voluntarily – with his mother, Lucia (Bibiana Beglau) and their new friend Paul (Andreas Patton) on vacation in the Brittany goes. After the suicide of his father some time ago to have silent allegations and the unprocessed mourning between mother and son accumulated and prevent the new relationship – this is all now in these late summer days when the coming of autumn can be felt already clear at last pleasure and harmony dissolve. is But the more the intended harmony of blended family claimed to be and operated, the more lonely and helpless Anton feels – until he met that remarkable young couple that has been quartered in the house next door. David (Frederick Lau) and Katja (Alice Dwyer) are so different from the equally spoiled as troubled boarding school pupil Anton and fascinated by the suicide of his father, still shaken boys with their aura of repressed sexuality, violence, danger, and the seductive scent of the forbidden. The two, whose connection to each other can never so quite fathom (they siblings, lovers, or both seem to do) all that embody what is invested in Anton indeed, from the way the light can not pave its own. Increasingly, both fascinated and disappointed by his mother and annoyed by her boyfriend Anton gets into a confusing maelstrom of events that end at the end of the summer in a surreal nightmare. It is above all the images with which Wolfgang Fischer’s debut feature film What do you not see captivate and fascinate understand. Thanks to his eyes and steering Martin Gschlacht sense for the bizarre scenes of the Breton coast, for the nested geometry of the cottage and for the already markedly weakening of late summer light the weaknesses of the screenplay is trapped, which is usually extremely trying to the stereotypes of Mystery, quiet thriller and coming-of-age drama lurches along. In general, for all aesthetic brilliance of the formulaic content of the greatest fault of the movie: Always keep the characters and their relationships to each other seen as a construct that is more interested in consistency than one’s own mind, to awaken his characters beyond their relevance to real life and their action to make them traceable. In particular, with the conclusion that almost everything is seen earlier in question or negated, would so many Zuchauer have his hands full. For instead of a alternative perspective to the viewer offer a number of – but all the sick at the same problem: Is it convincing and conclusive, none of the variants, so that one leaves the cinema rather unsatisfied. effect of all the joy of storytelling, the open ends of dares and may offer different levels of interpretation – in what you do not see the mainly fragmentary, stress and a little arbitrary. What is left at the end are left, especially the memories of visually quite stunning images and the three young actors Ludwig Trepte, Frederick Lau and Alice Dwyer, which can in this cinematic family up their more experienced colleagues look really old. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: What you do not see Country of production: Germany, Austria Year of Production: 2009 Length: 89 (Min.) (# )

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