Marian, a middle aged nurse, devotes herself to her patients like a saint. Sometimes she even takes on the role of a redeemer, by helping the gravely ill to the soothing order of ultimate silence. When she gets linked to a neighbor in an act of common voyeurism, she becomes fascinated by him.
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Bien de Moor is mesmorizing. Marian is one of the most memorable characters you can come across. In the end it's all about the desperate urge of giving herself to someone, not minding her salvation or destruction.
Ein meditativer Film über das Ende: Tod, Einsamkeit, Gewalt, die Sehnsucht nach Liebe und einen Funken Barmherzigkeit- und schließlich die Katharsis,
die Reinigung mit Wasser.
Klinisch und poetisch, gut und böse. Photographie, Darsteller und Soundtrack: 4,5 Sterne
Bien de Moor exceptional but although I don´t have anything against pretty minimalistic film, I found this one simply boring. The cinematography is not visible enough to me to offer anything to look at here. Much preferred "nothing personal"
Great cinematography, full of liricism. Bien de Moor is great in her role. Last moments of life are presented in a great fashion, there are is no cheap drama. The wife who sleeps near her dying man, i experienced that on the intensive care where I work. The loneliness of Marian is devastating. Is she punishing herself in the end? Working so close to death openes up new gates? Pain to feel being alive?