THE WIM WENDERS COLLECTION
"A beautifully sustained performance, and [Bach's] resemblance to a young Robert De Niro is striking" Variety
Tom Schreiber makes his directorial debut with this dark drama, produced by Wim Wenders' production company Road Movies.
The disturbing tale revolves around a lonely man, Roman (Christoph Bach), who moves to Cologne to work as a draftsman and be near his dying grandmother (Hannelore Lubeck). The hedonistic Carnival is in full swing when he arrives, fraying his already limited grasp on reality. After witnessing a savage revenge attack on a thief, he throws caution to the wind, takes a girl home, but wakes to find her gone. Time is deliberately scrambled, with his grandmother's senility adding to his disorientation and descent into madness.
Germany | German | 2002 | 93 mins