In a no-man’s-land filled with high-tension pylons and mobile homes, Marcus and Bettina raise their daughter, who wanders the industrial backwater to occupy her mind. When a tragic accident occurs, their pursuits of happiness are put to the test…
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cloying and superbly atmospheric. an austere and poignant observational narrative driven by authentic performances and immersive lensing. very excited at the prospect of Strubbe's forthcoming follow-up to this film "Deep in a Dream of You". a very talented woman indeed...
Fascinante. Los personajes nos invitan a vivir en su mundo, y así conforme transcurre la película se pierde la noción de que solamente es ficción. Escenas que se disfrutan. Una obra más allá de lo comercial.
Tess is amazing, the handgame scene in the bus and her looks dive us into remembers of our own feelings from childhood. Misunderstandings / Overunderstandings / Emotions / Dreams are perfectly played and filmed. I adopt her without hesitation. For the rest, no doubt the guy is better without a moustache. Less physical accessories, more spiritual quality :p
Part 5 in my Mubi Experiment of watching each Film of the Day for one week. Stumbling on a piece like this was exactly what I was hoping for. A gorgeous film that captivated me right from the first image. The child’s enigmatic existence is contrasted with the everyday life of her parents in a kind of social wasteland (a worksite). The child dreaming (playing), the adults dreaming (better future), but then, the end.
It's very difficult to metabolize this movie, it may pervaded by a struggled sense of sadness and endless restlessness: very pessimistic vision of life. A cruel and naked reality without any sense of hope or happiness (was it maybe hidden in the ending?).
painfully slow and weird, but maybe thats just the dutch being depressed, a rather interesting study if you can stand the painfully slow pace, what they heck is wrong with that kid? today they'd put her on drugs, 20 years ago she would have gotten a good spanking.