It’s Wednesday morning and I have no university today, so I decided to write about the last two movies, which I’ve seen on Sunday on the movie festival. The first one is Der Rote Punkt, a Japanese-German co-production which plays mainly in Bavaria. The japanese student Aki decides to go to Germany, to find out more about how her parents and her brother died there when she was still very young. Through coincidence, she meets the family Weber, where she stays for her search. But her presence opens a lot of conflicts within the family and opens old wounds, while a connection between Aki’s family and the Webers slowly becomes apparent.
The movie is a quiet and melancholic piece of work and is also definitely a good one, that I can recommend without hesitation. But on the other hand it has been pretty much hyped and won a good amount of awards also and personally, I don’t think it’s as good as it is sold to be. There are too many parts, where I (and my friends agreed on that) really only could guess where some reactions of the actors were coming from and often we were missing a logical connection between the scenes. I think 10-20 minutes more playtime with a focus on connecting scenes better would have helped a lot. It’s worth a watch nevertheless.