Review: ‘Return Wiederkehr’

It's hard to see what interest this slight film could have for anyone other than those who made it. Talky, static and undramatic, story concerns an elderly woman who returns to Berlin after a 30 years' absence and chances to meet an old flame. Story jumps back and forth between then and now, with much palaver about East-West politics and the meaning of life.

It’s hard to see what interest this slight film could have for anyone other than those who made it. Talky, static and undramatic, story concerns an elderly woman who returns to Berlin after a 30 years’ absence and chances to meet an old flame. Story jumps back and forth between then and now, with much palaver about East-West politics and the meaning of life.

Return Wiederkehr

(GERMAN)

Production

A MA.JA.DE. Film, in collaboration with Dokfilm and Alertfilm. Produced by Dagmar Jacobsen, Heino Deckert. Coproducers, Alfred Huermer, Herbert Kruschke. Directed, written by Silvana Abbrescia-Rath. Camera (color), Sophie Maintigneux; editor, Bettina Boehler; music, Martin Daske; sets, Susanne Grossart; sound, Andreas Kaufmann. Reviewed at San Sebastian Film Festival (competing), Sept. 19, 1994. Running time: 92 MIN.

With

Marianne Albert ... Dagmar von Tomas Hans Prischke ... Christoph Engel Marianne (young) ... Therese Haemer Hans (young) ... Stephan Wolf-Schoenburg
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