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  1. DrFirestone's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    A snapshot of the 1960s' Ruhr area, expressed through a series of rather unimaginative images. The experience is saved by interesting use of music and literally a couple of strong images, that is: an old man in the mist covered park and the scene where children play in the empty, foggy streets of Mulheim (I suppose). It seems to me like a wasted opportunity to make something truly special...

  2. Alexine Chanel's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    splendid black and white geometry shrouded in recurring, dreamy fog, all of this contrasts beautifully with a really funky, colourful soundtrack, it's a bit like a tale about hardcore postwar germany

  3. Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    J'ai vu ce film pour la première fois en 1965, au festival de courts métrages d'Evian. Il m'avait durablement impressionné par son humanité, sa générosité, sa manière à la fois calme et implacable de décrire une réalité dure mais finalement habitable, habitée. Plus de 50 ans plus tard, je le retrouve enfin, grâce à Mubi, tel qu'en lui même... merci!

  4. Monkey Flix's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    Mildly interesting snapshot in time of Germany two decades after the war.

  5. lou.'s rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    This is pure poetry. A wintery, elegant, minimalist elegy, flowing through the subtitle fog of a solitary, silent village. A guitar playing #bossanova while a metronome serves as continuo, only interrupted by a jaw harp's sound ~ to me «un doux souvenir de jeunesse».

  6. GXSullivan's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    Impatient and sweeping ethnography with an undercurrent of the joyful forces of rebirth. The Jews harp adds to the mysterious embrace of the life forces of love, labor, loss.

  7. Paul Rot's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

  8. fearraigh's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    Part of me would like some vocal testimony in this account of the city of Mülheim but Nestler's approach works a treat. He packs an awful lot into this highly detailed short film. There is a sense of the elegiac about it but, unlike the coal towns in Belgium, England and France, Mülheim had a successful reinvention as an industrial centre. It also helps that the town is full of interesting architecture. Wonderful.

  9. Honeychurch's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    i love snapshot time capsules like this.

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    De l'école au cimetière, en passant par la case football, une existence lugubre dans l'atmosphère glauque de quelques usines encore en activité, le bonheur allemand de la réussite... www.cinefiches.com

  11. captainfez's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    Well, I'm not booking my tickets yet.

  12. Superfrog's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    A filmographic slideshow of a disappeared type of town and disappeared type of situations, accompanied by somewhat annoying music. Did not work on me.

  13. tinderness's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    Die Dissonanz zwischen Filmmusik und den trunkenen Bilder der Bewohner von Mühlheim: erst am Ende des Filmes scheinen sie zueinander zu passen. Noch immer Nachkriegszeit, noch immer Ruhrpott: das Wirtschaftswunder ist in dieser Stadt nicht angekommen. Kaum Bautätigkeit. Industrie, Nebel, Smog und Schmutz und darin die Menschen, die ihr Leben zu meistern haben: arbeiten, ein Bier trinken, ihre Freizeit verbringen.

  14. Samuel T.'s rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    Moving image jam sesh crush.

  15. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    Really more like a series of moving, momentary snapshots than a film, it's a bit like the short, German version of 'Man With a Movie Camera'. Setting aside the political angle, the tiny, free details such as a child dancing carelessly in the street, and a woman smoothing her hair on a date, are what really engages about this short. And I think it's best read as a moving picture gallery of its subject city.

  16. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    Short doc that plays like a video travelogue for a small town. Not really a lot of interest to be had here. There are a couple of moments that seem to have some cinematic merit: one of an old man walking down a path, one of a little girl playing in the street. Those show quick glimpses of good work, but mainly this is just a bunch of video snippets of the town. Not really something of interest in and of itself.

  17. schmalhans's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    An intimate yet unbiased look at the ailing of old Germany at a time when the new one wasn't born yet.

  18. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

  19. Michael Diers's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    Melancholisch-düstere Kurzdokumentation über die Bewohner einer Stadt im Ruhrgebiet, die nach dem Zusammenbruch der Kohleindustrie im Verfall ist, aus dem sie sich übrigens bis heute nicht erholt hat.

  20. nica's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)

    music wonderfully propels the film. One of my favorite parts is this little girl playing on a wide, deserted street with just all this freedom and pure energy.

  21. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Mülheim (Ruhr)