13 February 2009 | sakuya-chan
A truly touching and outstanding piece of German film-making
This film tells a story about a very touchy, often criticized subject of society nowadays, but without the usual, excessively moral underlying critique. It simply shows us the truth, in a very tender, beautifully honest way, free of all prejudice.
The actors, especially the young Anna Maria Mühe, performed outstandingly and really caught and represented the touching atmosphere of the movie. In particular, the acting of Veronika Fitz as an elderly patient was very deep and sensitive.
The wonderful director Sylvia Hoffmann was able to really get the message of the greatly written script by Ariela Bogenberger across. The dialogues characterize the people in the story without falling back on stereotypes, and the script itself, written in a unique, deeply tragic and caring, yet also light and funny style, really deserves an award.
A film really worth watching, that leaves you with many open questions to think about.