The first entry in Petzold's "ghost trilogy," Something to Remind Me marks the first of his many collaborations with actress Nina Hoss. It's also the director's first variation on Vertigo, ... See full summary »
Originally this movie was made for TV only, but it got shown at some festivals and even if it might be a bit too slowly filmed, it certainly is a movie that's worth looking at. Quite difficult to describe the story without telling something about the plot, so better tell that it is an ordinary urban tale that has some surprising turnings throughout the story. Somewhere "Toter Mann" is a hommage to the German crimi-genre (Tatort and even Derrick), the Hollywoodthriller from the Fatal Attraction-school and cinema verite. Perhaps not so known outside Germany but once again a glamrole for Nina Hoss.