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42 Ratings

Places in Cities

Plätze in Städten

Directed by Angela Schanelec
Germany, 1998


Mimmi is a very lonely girl, not knowing what to do with her life. On the search for friends and boyfriends, she wanders around alone in different cities.

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Places in Cities Directed by Angela Schanelec

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


What are people saying?

  • simonadp's rating of the film Places in Cities

    a story of loneliness and search for love, as many others in Schanelec's world, set between Berlin and Paris. where the protagonist is, once again, lost in silent interiors and empty, noisy exterior spaces. great photography and great the way Schanelec leaves her characters moving alone, giving them their own time, shooting from a distance that is the same separating characters themselves...

  • Rubia Carolina's rating of the film Places in Cities

    Selected for Un Certain Regard at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, Places in the Cities is a film that opts for the silence to observe the daily life of a young student in Berlin. The dialogues, few and mostly brief, reflect the hesitations and behaviors of Mimi. Like in the other Schanelec's films, the natural light has a special role to represent the interior of the characters and to define spaces.