A bittersweet slice of strudel from debutante director Hannah Schweier.
Two strangers hit the road in pursuit of the girl that slipped away in “Cindy Does Not Love Me,” a bittersweet slice of strudel from debutante director Hannah Schweier. Adapted from a novel of the same title (though “Cindy” has nothing to do with the central protag, named Maria), pic sports handsome perfs from star Clemens Schick and newcomer Peter Weiss, and a script that manages to throw a few curveballs late in the game. Otherwise, it reps a tamely helmed, modestly amusing debut that’s destined for Teutonic theatrical and tube following its Berlinale preem.Wimpy lawyer David (Weiss) and cocksure barman Franz (Schick) seem to have nothing in common — until they realize they’ve been bedding the same woman, Maria (Anna Schaefer), who’s now gone missing. When they try to track her down — first at her mom’s, then in a psychiatric hospital, and finally in Denmark — they discover she’s far from ideal. But the two men wind up forging their own special bromance. Despite the strong playing, “Cindy” is marred by TV-style tech credits. Title is the name of the bar in which Franz works.