In the near future where the public health system has broken down, an underground doctor makes a living by stealing drugs from the few remaining pharmacies, but a security guard has made it her priority to bring him down.
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Ein Neuköllner Science Fiction Film, angesiedelt in der nahen Zukunft. Dr. Ketel ist ein hünenhafter Mann, der nachts unterwegs ist, um Patienten umsonst zu behandeln... die ganze Review und die besten Filme aus Neukölln findest du auf der Webpage unserer Videothek cinegeek.de
Ich mag die zeitlose Optik und die ersten beiden Kapitel der Geschichte sehr (das Finalkapitel ist mir zu konstruiert) – eine Stimmung wie in einem der großen Berlin-Krimis der 30er.
Louise, Dr. Wissmann und Ercan sind überzeugend gespielt, die anderen Hauptrollen sind aber unangenehm hölzern dargestellt.
The storytelling is too predictable and in the team obviously everyone needs their own stage: the DoP tells with film noir pictures a story of a director, who is not sure what the juice of the story is and who fills it with a face and a star (Plummer). And the editor couldn't kill his darlings. Bad timing, lost time. Sorry!
An ambitious first feature that devolves into a mess. Between the timidly envisioned distopian future, the Fritz Lang references, and the lazy "do what your heart tells you, not what society dictates" morality play, the film looses its core and hopelessly drifts about until a hugely unsatisfying ending. Amanda Plummer seems as mystified about the whole thing as I was. Still an interesting failure worth seeing.
Gripping and heart warming plot plus a refreshingly unusual soundtrack. But what made this a really special movie for me is the best camera work I have seen in a long while. Every shot looks well thought through. Switching between high key and low key photography in the scene with the slide projector was just a brilliant idea!