Not a fan of this one. If you are not from Central Europe, you might appreciate the atmosphere accomplished through the extremly drawn-out scenes that are flimed from a high-angle shot. However, if you know daily life in that region you will be bored by it. I especially miss some connection whatsoever with the protagonist. A forgetable movie for me.
An extraordinary commentary of everyday life in a modern technocracy. Corporate and governamental surveillance. Papers, please. Parking lots, call centers, lobbies, unlimited data, phone scams, bad connections, privacy settings, WLANs, banks.The internet leads to internment camps. Living in the Dark New Age (James Bridle)
A parodic and restrained look at a sterilized society which has points to make but to its own detriment adopts the sterilized form it criticizes. The expressionless characters (wthether police-officers or bankers) lack the human depth that would have made a satirical deconstruction worthwile. Thus, as a post-humanist approach, the film's far too schematic Antonionian spatial alienation leads to emotional detachment.
El cine que da gusto ver. Sì, el encuadre es uno de sus màs destacados elementos, pero tambièn el minimalismo, la parquedad, la consiciòn del argumento y el sentido del humor de los diàlogos acerca de las pelìculas de las cuales los personajes no recuerdan los tìtulos. Vale la pena seguirle la pista a este director que con su òpera prima consigue tal eficacia narrativa y esa contundencia...
Ein intelligenter Film über die Abstrusität einer Gesellschaft, dessen Lebensinhalt darin besteht, tagtäglich nach dem maximalen Ersparnis zu gieren, um dann sämtliches Vermögen ein Leben lang wegzusperren. Im besten Falle, um es sich kurz vorm Ausknipsen, geradezu bedingt durch die soziale Entfremdung, entwenden zu lassen ;)
7/10 Excellent reminder of who we are, and what we're becoming, transforming as a species. This movie should get a Darwin Award as well. Oh, and it's quite similar with this other movie, what's the title, with the nice persons and the septic but gradually toxic atmosphere, with the nice background music composed by that well known guy, can't seem to remember his name.. You know what movie I'm talking about, right?
A thoughtthrough and very precisely observed film that hits a contemporary system with its own wepons. Sometimes there might be shining through some Bressonian influences, at least references. Although, the film has some unexplained questionmarks left, and not everything seems to work out: The red thread is suddenly a klischee-happy-ending, breaking with the introduced premisses of reality.
Its disappointment and waste of time. Long scenes without adding anything to story or character. You don’t know who central character is. The characters seem lifeless. You don’t know much above their lives or motives. Hardly any emotional conflict or pitch in the movie. Its just that the director thought it will be interesting way of telling a story.