You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Digging for Belladonna

A contempo punk finds himself in a silent melodrama circa 1918 in this charming, black-and-white, mid-length comedy repping the directorial debut of "Run Lola Run" and "Bourne Supremacy" star Franka Potente. Reviewed for the record as such, pic will appeal primarily to star-struck fests and cablers.

Cast:
With: Emilia Sparagna, Christoph Bach, Justus von Dohnanyi, Max Urlacher, Teresa Harder, Regine Zimmermann, Alexander Seidel, Rudi von Dohnanyi, Stefan Arndt.

A contempo punk finds himself in a silent melodrama circa 1918 in this charming, black-and-white, mid-length comedy repping the directorial debut of “Run Lola Run” and “Bourne Supremacy” star Franka Potente. Reviewed for the record as such, pic will appeal primarily to star-struck fests and cablers.

Cecilie (Emilia Sparagna) is promised to Alfred (Max Urlacher), but falls in love with the leather jacket-wearing, ripped jeans-clad punk the family dog digs up in the back yard of her family estate. Potente clearly has affection for the era of silent cinema, and her story is just eccentric enough to hold interest. Yet by urging her cast to emulate the exaggerated thesping style of the day, jury’s still out on her directorial talent with actors. Popular tube star and “Let the Cat out of the Bag” star Christoph Bach plays the laid-back time traveler. Tech credits are top shelf, led by black-and-white lensing of “Run Lola Run” d.p. Frank Griebe and the rich, swelling, mischievous score by Ennes Rotthoff, Matthias Petsche and Stefan Maria Schneider.

Digging for Belladonna

Germany

Production: An X Filme Creative Pool production. Produced by Stefan Arndt. Directed, written by Franka Potente.

Crew: Camera (B&W), Frank Griebe; editor, Antje Zynga; music, Ennes Rotthoff, Matthias Petsche, Stefan Maria Schneider; production designer, Zolan Yesim. Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (German Cinema), Feb. 13, 2006. Running time: 43 MIN.

With: With: Emilia Sparagna, Christoph Bach, Justus von Dohnanyi, Max Urlacher, Teresa Harder, Regine Zimmermann, Alexander Seidel, Rudi von Dohnanyi, Stefan Arndt.

More Film

  • William Friedkin

    William Friedkin on the Power of Film, Capital Punishment and his Recklessness on ‘The French Connection’

    A contempo punk finds himself in a silent melodrama circa 1918 in this charming, black-and-white, mid-length comedy repping the directorial debut of “Run Lola Run” and “Bourne Supremacy” star Franka Potente. Reviewed for the record as such, pic will appeal primarily to star-struck fests and cablers. Cecilie (Emilia Sparagna) is promised to Alfred (Max Urlacher), […]

  • Wong Kar-wai Gets Lumière, Talks Influences,

    Wong Kar-wai Honored in Lyon, Talks Early Influences, Bruce Lee, Hong Kong Handover and Bigger Canvas for ‘Grandmaster’

    A contempo punk finds himself in a silent melodrama circa 1918 in this charming, black-and-white, mid-length comedy repping the directorial debut of “Run Lola Run” and “Bourne Supremacy” star Franka Potente. Reviewed for the record as such, pic will appeal primarily to star-struck fests and cablers. Cecilie (Emilia Sparagna) is promised to Alfred (Max Urlacher), […]

  • 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    Film Review: 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    A contempo punk finds himself in a silent melodrama circa 1918 in this charming, black-and-white, mid-length comedy repping the directorial debut of “Run Lola Run” and “Bourne Supremacy” star Franka Potente. Reviewed for the record as such, pic will appeal primarily to star-struck fests and cablers. Cecilie (Emilia Sparagna) is promised to Alfred (Max Urlacher), […]

  • Busan: Korea’s 'After My Death,' Iran’s

    Busan: Korea’s 'After My Death,' Iran’s 'Blockage' Win Competition

    A contempo punk finds himself in a silent melodrama circa 1918 in this charming, black-and-white, mid-length comedy repping the directorial debut of “Run Lola Run” and “Bourne Supremacy” star Franka Potente. Reviewed for the record as such, pic will appeal primarily to star-struck fests and cablers. Cecilie (Emilia Sparagna) is promised to Alfred (Max Urlacher), […]

  • Progression Image 3 of 3: Final

    Film Review: Pixar's 'Coco'

    A contempo punk finds himself in a silent melodrama circa 1918 in this charming, black-and-white, mid-length comedy repping the directorial debut of “Run Lola Run” and “Bourne Supremacy” star Franka Potente. Reviewed for the record as such, pic will appeal primarily to star-struck fests and cablers. Cecilie (Emilia Sparagna) is promised to Alfred (Max Urlacher), […]

  • Oliver Sacks Documentary

    Film News Roundup: Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions Backs Oliver Sacks Documentary

    A contempo punk finds himself in a silent melodrama circa 1918 in this charming, black-and-white, mid-length comedy repping the directorial debut of “Run Lola Run” and “Bourne Supremacy” star Franka Potente. Reviewed for the record as such, pic will appeal primarily to star-struck fests and cablers. Cecilie (Emilia Sparagna) is promised to Alfred (Max Urlacher), […]

  • The Disaster Artist

    AFI Fest Adds Galas for 'Call Me by Your Name,' 'Disaster Artist,' 'Hostiles'

    A contempo punk finds himself in a silent melodrama circa 1918 in this charming, black-and-white, mid-length comedy repping the directorial debut of “Run Lola Run” and “Bourne Supremacy” star Franka Potente. Reviewed for the record as such, pic will appeal primarily to star-struck fests and cablers. Cecilie (Emilia Sparagna) is promised to Alfred (Max Urlacher), […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content