Artist Isabelle and lawyer Jakob spend a magical evening together – too bad it’s September 11th 2001, and a mutual friend dies at the World Trade Center. His death and the following international political complications like the start of the Iraq war hang over their relationship and threaten to let it implode. Ten years after his equally impressive directorial debut, Florian Hoffmeister, who these days is a Hollywood regular as a director of photography, has directed another courageous movie: This soulful, deliberate narration is set in gorgeous black and white and features long, contemplative dialogue scenes and a world full of fascinating minor characters. Thanks to a stellar cast featuring Julia Jentsch, Bibiana Beglau and Sebastian Zimmler, this meditation on the futile search for a human connection in a wounded world succeeds in being intimate, profound and poetic.
Julia Jentsch, Sebastian Zimmler, Guy Burnet, Ronald Pickup, Bibiana Beglau