Europe on the verge of social and economic change. A close up into the shaken vision of four couples, daily struggles, fights, kids, sex and passion. A movie about the politics of love. Seville, Tallinn, Dublin, Thessaloniki. Europe, she loves.
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Mubi's description doesn't do justice to this poetic and hyperrealistic account of today's Europe, in all its fucked upness and lack of future. The film is not just a sex flick, as the picture implies.
I really hope Brexit does not happen, and that we help build another Europe. And that someone gets Siobahn a record contract.
I thought about rating as a 4/5 because I need to leave 5 for really special films. But this documentary is just so good at being what it is. It's a portrait of Europe, an honest one - maybe you could say a portrait of just of the underbelly. But it is somehow magically crafted as a collage, using cuttings of extraordinary close and intimate moments of truths in 4 pairs of lovers's lives. A masterpiece!
Well that was thoroughly depressing. That said it was well cast, well acted and an interesting look through the window on the lives of ordinary people across Europe caught up in the midst of political turmoil and economic hardship. Should be called Sex, Drugs & Recession.
Far from perfect in many ways, very unique in shape, in what it actually shows. The global coherence and the storytelling is a bit on the weaker side of things, which is both a grace and a failure. Much recommended watch.
A reminder to the European project of the hopelessness it is fostering, human faces condemned to a life of precarity & disenfranchisement. Gassmann gives visibility to this wide sector of young Europeans for whom the dream of shared prosperity is passing them by, shattering their hopes and asphyxiating their lives, sex & drugs as a refuge from boredom, migrating as sometimes the only option. Key to understand Brexit.
Can't say enough good things about this. A timely and vital snapshot and document of the EU in 2016. Uplifting and depressing in equal measure but constantly compelling. I could have easily watched another 100 minutes of these four couples. Would love to see a post-Brexit sequel!
A remarkable insight into the lives of four liberal young couples in different European cities who have little more than each other. They are struggling financially, dissatisfied and unsure of the future amid the economic fallout of post-credit crunch Europe. They get bored, frustrated, argue, have sex and do drugs as if the cameras are not there. The most real and poetic film about relationships you will ever see.