Harrowing German drama is a real cliffhanger.
Every bit as gripping as Touching the Void and twice as terrifying as Vertical Limit, German writer-director Philipp Stölzl’s film scales yet another impressive peak in the mountaineering drama genre. It’s based on the true story of the two...
Complex characters carry WWII drama.
Holland’s great strength is her rapport with actors, and she garners uniformly strong performances here
At times this requires a leap of faith into unreality, or surreality but, maybe, life is like that now.
The title sounds like the latest Hong Kong historical actioner. In fact it is another strange crime caper from German director Tom Tykwer. Tykwer’s growing reputation mainly rests upon two films. One was Winter Sleepers (1997), a creepy, snow...
Bodo saves Sissi\'s life. Then he disappears.
The `princess` is Sissi, played by Franka Potente, the star of director Tom Tykwer`s previous success, Run Lola Run. Sissi, a withdrawn, intense young woman, works in the psychiatric ward of a hospital in the city of Wuppertal; the patients adore...
The concept of a sin-eater originated in mediaeval times. If you had been excommunicated by the church and you wanted to die absolved of your sins you sent for a sin-eater who ritually absorbed them. This idea fascinated filmmaker Brian Helgeland...