Ellen (Jeanne Balibar) must come to terms with a new turn in her life. Although her job as a flight attendant keeps her circling the globe, she feels her private life has become a kind of placebo, giving her the sense of security she needs so badly.
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I am curious about this young german cinema and wanted to explore a bit further. An intriguing second feature with an weird script and a great Jeanne Balibar as usual (she can act in german, no problem, she can do basically everything). Even when it is hard to follow, "Im Alter von Ellen" has a captivating quality. I guess the second half is a bit weaker but never replicate or imitate. Splendid last shot.
A film about self-discovery, about inevitable confusion, strange coincidences, those small and sometimes trivial life changing events that catch you off guard and lead to a cross-road. I liked the subtle humour. It's by no means an action film, but a charming, perhaps a bit sad story about life and how it (sometimes almost literally) guides you into unknown territories...
Being a stewardess was once a dream job. Story with a catastrophic beginning but a kind of a happy ending which rounds up the story, but is a bit mysterious. All very coincidental, but such is life, sometimes.
Not the most moving film, but it probably resonates with those feeling aimless in life. For me, I didn't connect with Ellen at all. She had no backbone and was easily led around. The hardcore animal activists were interesting, but not enough to carry this dull movie.
The film succeeds in telling a story but it is a bit of a mes in doing so and does not do much past its primary goal, Pretty well shot and set up, I rather like the bedroom scenes. The animal activists are pretty unconvincing in parts, much like the real ones.
Jeanne Balibar stars as Ellen, a flight attendant who finds herself having a bit of a mid-life crisis that leads to her pursuing a very different patth from the one she is already on.
I thought it was a great character study, providing a rare female spin on the kind of film we usually see featuring male characters. Ellen is a flawed character, but she's making many mistakes as she tries to right herself again.