Dreileben: Don’t Follow Me Around ★★½


[Reviewed from TIFF 2011]

Begins as a rapid-fire yet dull procedural, then metamorphoses into a weirdly low-key personal melodrama that just didn't interest me much, even though I appreciated the bait-and-switch aspect. This one arguably benefits the most from its relation to the other two films, though seems to me it would only be effective as the middle section (which is how it's being shown everywhere, near as I can tell)—it gets a lot of mileage just from the stark contrast in look and tone.