7.5/10. Psychologically fantastic central plot material. Graf narrates a wealth of material in multiple strands, telling us something with almost every shot or line. In the first 15 min. or so, I feared this might be another fairly cheap TV-style piece. Am glad I suspended judgement as usual, however, and was soon drawn in.
One could argue, that the films of Markus Busch and Dominik Graf take place on their own plane of existence (Deine besten Jahre, Der Felsen, Das Gelübde, ...) The formal and narrative condensations they achive here are one-of-a-kind and the characters portraied by Jeanette Hain and Susanne Wolf are deeply fascinating. Together all three of the "Dreileben" features represent the apex of contemporary german cinema.