I lament any comparisons to Birdman because I fucking hated that movie. Love @Raymond Loves Subtitles's comment: "Made me realise how much I like film editing." Me too, but here the lack thereof didn't upset my cinematic digestion. Real-time made it feel ... real. As did the broken English, the effect of free-spirited gal on male tribal antics, and the shift from night to day as events shift from lightness to dark.
Questo film è una vera e propria ESPERIENZA. Un'unica presa diretta effettuata con una maestria unica, una regia da oscar, una recitazione da far venire i brividi. Tutto in questo film agisce all'unisono e funziona bene come in una sinfonia. non riesco a comprendere come possa essere possibile che in italia non sia mai stato doppiato. FORTEMENTE CONSIGLIATO.
People's lives just aren't that interesting in single takes. They say a lot of stupid things. People who are trying to keep you continuously entertained are annoying in real life. They show off. They won't shut up. They end up doing really stupid shit. Like this movie.
if the one take filmmaking was removed, this wouldn't amount to much. not that it was bad but I mean Victoria must be the loneliest, most trusting girl in Berlin. another bother: how they were made so easily by police after leaving the club the second time... it's really about the filmmaking itself more than the film/story and that's fine. if it were 30 or so minutes less, I'd probably have been more impressed.
A blood-draining achievement, much less because of the gimmick than because of its humane,almost malickian performances-in one take. A 1st half of Berlin melancholy-one section seems to summon David Bowie's 'Heroes' from Christiane F.(1981) & a 2nd of grimacing,cringing tension and worry. The panic attack,the club celebration,the hugging & kissing,the STARES ("I hate you"): showtells of the depth of these characters.