Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident that results in her lying under a truck, unable to breathe. While he provides life-saving first aid, mesmerized Sissi begins to wonder whether he may be the man of her dreams. But when she tracks him down weeks later her affection is rejected, as Bodo is stuck somewhere between a traumatic past and a criminal future.
Directed by Tom Tykwer best known for Run Lola Run and The Perfume. Also starring Run Lola Run's, Blow, and Bourne's very own and my personal fave Franka Potente.
The acting was the glue. As fellow viewer and blogger Avid Andy so smartly put, "this movie would not have been what it was without the amazing actors and deliberate camera." Thats the movie to a "T".
Tykwer's style and planning create beautiful visual poetry that with Franka and companies emotional gumption moves for a cinematic ride not to miss.
It's too early to say but for some reason this movie hit a deep cello note deep inside me somewhere. I can't really describe it but it's a good feeling. The movie is about change, about cleansing...it's about leaving behind the things that make the second hand never move.
I highly recommend this movie for anyone who feels movies, not just sees them.