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.

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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.

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