Invisible angels flit through walled Berlin, peering into the homes, thoughts, and souls of its inhabitants. One of them is ready to exchange eternity in paradise for the love of a circus acrobat. But can the celestial creature endure earthly feelings?
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I didn’t like the film. After watching the trailer and reading the description, I was expecting a thoughtful, melancholic and yet touching story. But, alas, it didn’t work out.
I’ll start with what I liked.
I liked the acting. I liked Peter Falk, by the way, he was probably the only bright spot in this depressingly gray swamp of more than two hours, so I, just like the kids in the movie, was ready to run after him every time and shout “Columbo, Columbo, don’t go, stay…..”. I liked the idea of the film and the camerawork, the sky, the idea of switching from black and white to color footage, yes, yes, Grandma Henri Alecan’s stocking also worked perfectly and seemed to be all good, but nevertheless, I think that regarding this film, it is enough to read the description, watch the trailer, bow your head slightly and say: yeah, probably a good movie and close. Because:
Both the first (before the appeal) and second half of the movie could safely be cut in half – it’s all too drawn out. No, I understand, the viewer absolutely had to know what that bald man and that aunt were thinking. Okay, but you could have somehow thought about the timing. An hour and a half of gray monologues is too much, no matter how much of an art-house fan you are. And I can’t even remember what was shown for 40 minutes after the appeal, but the plot (unlike the picture) did not shine with vivid colors.
The main character’s severe form of megalomania becomes simply unbearable by the end of the movie. She had the feeling that she was waiting all the time for the ladies-in-waiting to present her with a diamond crown on a red cushion. I did not even think that a woman who “turned” an angel into a man can be so much conceit and such an overestimation of their own importance. Throughout the movie she was quietly talking to herself about how all the people in the square dream about the same things she does, of course her love story – “The Greatest Story of Giant and New Founders”, and so on.
I don’t understand yet, why did it all turn colored when she bared her breasts? Has Angel in thousands of years never seen? Or was she, too, according to the director, the Greatest Creation of G-d?
And yes, that monologue at the end was… too… long, even my hand reached out to press the forward button a couple of times, ehhh, I never do that and this time neither – I had to endure it. And when she finally said: “Now it’s your turn” – I was so hoping that the former angel was given a word to insert a – but no, the speech about self-importance continued … Even a little funny, well, not to cry now.
It seems to me that the director got carried away and decided to make a melodrama, the Berlin Wall and “Happiness – Live”, the war and everything in between into a film, but the result was a dreary gray muddle.
Of course, as many people as there are opinions, I’ll stick to what I think: the film drags on, is predictable, doesn’t resonate with the audience, and is uninteresting and even boring to watch. I only hope that those who rated this “Malevich’s Black Square” as excellent still noticed if it is hanging on the wall correctly or if it is still upside down.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (69.0 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1
German: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
German: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: LPCM 2.0
English: DTS 2.0