Princess and The Warrior, The
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'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.
Reviewed by: shea
7 Comment(s)
Paul said...
...couldn't wait for it to end.

I don't want to hear, "oh I guess you don't feel movies, you only see them, that's why you like Transformers." Shea/Andy, love it if you love it.
Shea said...
I thought you might not like this one...its was a toss up.

I love Franka and the crying guy. He was awesome. I loved his older "brother" too.

I love the scene where they jump off the roof and when he faces himself at the end.

I love the music.

I love how they meet under the truck.

I understand why you dont like it...but sometimes you surprise me with what you like and dont like.

I loved it.
Paul said...
I actually liked all of the things you mentioned. There was too much dead time though. The truck meeting was great, but then it hit this long, disjointed interlude when she's pursuing him. The robbery was cool too, the movie was just too slow with not enough keeping me interested.
Paul said...
Oh...and I understand the theme of the story, just feel like I've seen other movies do it better.
Shea said...
Yeah...i can agree with definitely bottoms out although it never really bothered me. Werd.
Andy said...
Brilliant cinema isn't for everyone. Nah...I usually don't recommend this one to many people. I don't expect everyone to love it.
Paul said...
I think we've unleashed the beast in Andy. Seems like the gloves are staying off eh?