Short and to the point: story of a mean psycho who sleeps with one eye open (literally) and likes pulling the trigger and two random men he kidnaps. Good directing, decent acting but very predictable and not as tense as it could have been.
When I saw a running time of this film being 90 minutes I couldn’t believe it. When was the last time you saw a war movie that short. Second strong point: 95% of the movie is set on the sea and it is about war, hunting u-boats and shooting. Third thing here: Tom Hanks. Who’s with me?
Almost first thing to notice is a small scale of this event - that takes place within 48hrs - and magnitude of filmmaking.…
This feels like a late Dogma 95 movie, or a student film sometimes. But it clicks in most important places, when emotions need to take over. This film tells us quite a lot about what connections people are longing for.
I love how Herzog gets distracted from the main plot by taking way too much time to observe sadness of robot concierge or a mechanical fish in a tank.
Also, a scene at the station was apparently a full on guerrilla filmmaking. Good for you, Werner!
There are movies, that audience just dig, you see it reflected in rating, as they usually oscillate about the same score. But there are also films that decide the audience - this is one of them. Check out the rating: there are almost as many positive as negative reviews. And I think everyone here has a point.
It’s not an easy movie to watch. Nothing happens. Characters are annoying and unlikable. Sex scenes are brutal, almost painful. More of nothing…