A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.
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Immer wieder großartig: prägnante Dialoge, starke Bild-Ton-Montagen, trefflich beobachtete Details zu menschlichen Eitelkeiten und Mechanismen des Kulturbetriebs - sowie ein wunderbar chaotischer Josef Haader. Besonderes Bonbon: Regietheater-Star Christoph Schlingensief als Regietheater-Star...
I loved the begining and introduction of the main pratogonist. This movie has a incredibly funny dark-comedy vibe to it, which I absolutely adored, especially the cynical voice of Brenner. Unfortunately, the movie hasn't achieved to transport it's comedic bitterness into the last acts, which resolved into a typical crime drama.
Part farce, part social commentary (pretty stereotypical), part black comedy, part mystery, this film makes for mildly interesting viewing but the different parts don't match. Only for hardcore fans of Austrian cinema.
Jetzt is schon wieder was passiert - The Brenner novels are among the best I've come upon regarding germanlangauage crime and the trias of Murnberger, Haas and Hader have until now done nothing but brilliance - witty, warm and clever, all tainted in the cynical melancholy that is so often attributed to austria. No masterpiece, but more solid than most rocks.