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Never Look Away (2018)Never Look Away (2018)

Never Look Away (2018)

The follow-up to The Lives of Others

Drama, Romance, Thriller

8.4

movie

Germany, Italy

German

Depressing, Discussion-sparking, Dramatic

2018

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Andreas Nickl, Anton Rubtsov, Bastian Trost

189 min

Synopsis

The story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

Our Take

8.4
Bilal Zouheir

It’s impossible to describe this incredible movie as one thing or the other. It’s an epic three-hour saga that takes you through the Nazi era, the communist era, the rise of capitalism, and the East and West German divide. But more than its historic value, it’s a coming-of-age story, one that is based on the experiences of famed German artist Gerhard Richter. It’s also a romance, following his experiences finding love and being hit with loss (in no particular order). If you liked the director’s other work, the Oscar-winning The Lives of Others, you’re sure to love this too.

Comments

R
Rjkolinski

Just watched this last night – 3 hours flew by and when it ended I wanted more. Tom Schilling, and Paula Beer act the main characters and let me just say all 3 give riveting performances – as does the other main Sebastian Koch, a creepy in-denial former ss murderer. I loved especially how the portrayal of art itself changes throughout the movie. 100% recommend.

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