The Promotion (I) (2014)

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'Amok' tells 48 hours of the live of Lorenz Fuchs, a middle aged gray accountant who believes his triste and monotonous life being meaningless and absurd. For him the outside world was ... See full summary »

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20 August 2016 | Gordon-11
Slow pacing and inexplicable story
This film tells the story of a depressed accountant, who works for a firm that is about to go under. He surprisingly gets a promotion from his boss, and will move to an office in another city with the boss. However, he does not react the same way as would be expected.

"Amok" begins with a long continuous shot of the mundane life of Lorenz getting ready to go to work. The shot continues into the hallway then the lift, then a rooftop garden. I appreciate the nice camera work there, but I rapidly lose my appreciation for this film due to the ultra slow pacing. The pace does reflect Lorenz's state of mind well, and the actor playing Lorenz does a very good job in portraying a character that is close to being lifeless. However, the film is just not so interesting to watch. I get the vague idea why he does what he does at the very end of the film, but I just can't get into his brain and make sense of his action. The whole film descends into a mystery and I find the story rather inexplicable.

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Release Date:

28 May 2015



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Berlin, Germany

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