Thursday, May 1, 2008

Falling (2006) NR - 3 Stars

In German with subtitles, 5 old classmates and girlfriends get together after years of being apart for a funeral of an old school teacher, Michael whom they studied choir. They return to the town they grew up in and after spending 36 hours together find they are still close even though their lives have gone separate ways.

Carmen (Kathrin Resetarits) the actress, Alex (Ursula Strauss) works in the unemployment office, Brigitte (Birgit Minichmayr) is a schoolteacher, Nina (Nina Proll) is single and pregnant, and Nicole (Gabriela Hegedus) who's in jail but allowed to attend the funeral with her 12-year-old daughter Daphne (Ina Strand). Their trip down memory lane is far from smooth but together they discover what's important in their lives.

Kino International
Director: Barbara Albert
Writer: Barbara Albert
Producers: Bruno Wagner, Antonin Svoboda, Martin Gschlacht
I viewed 9/07

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