Set in pre-First World War Germany, Patrice Leconte’s venture into English-language filmmaking chronicles the simmering love triangle between an ailing factory owner (Alan Rickman), his young bride (Rebecca Hall) and his protégé (Richard Madden).
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a snooze-fest love story with those most annoying camera movements a la The Office (US ver). altho i wish the material were better, one could still enjoy scenes with the late great A.Rickman. ps. Did you know, not only did ancient Romans talk British, early 20th century Germans did too>?!
There is something confortingly traditional about the concept - slow, understated, while attempting to portray that fabled allconsuming, allconquering love in a most ungratuitous way. However, it shoots itself in the foot, coming off as boring and lackluster as Holywood would like you to think, in part due to the characters whose conduct and show of emotion range from nonsensical to infuriatingly stereotypical.