Three Teuton siblings go on a physical trip as well as a jaunt down memory lane in "My Sisters," helmer Lars Kraume's thankfully uncloying but still somewhat predictable meller.
Three Teuton siblings go on a physical trip as well as a jaunt down memory lane in “My Sisters,” helmer Lars Kraume’s thankfully uncloying but still somewhat predictable meller. Recounted in a v.o. from beyond the grave that’s more awkward framing device than “Sunset Blvd.” homage, the pic tells the story of a 30-year-old middle child with a heart defect; her tough-as-nails older sibling, who’s a busy mother; and their kid sister, who was always sheltered from harm but consequently felt left out. Beyond Germanophone markets, this well-acted, femme-focused film will be smallscreen fodder.
Right before a major operation, Linda (Joerdis Triebel, fittingly underplaying) decides to take big sis Katharina (Nina Kunzendorf) and younger sibling Clara (Lisa Hagmeister) to the coastal town where the elder two spent the holidays as little girls. Past shenanigans are remembered, revelations made and a spur-of-the-moment decision taken to go to Paris, where the adventures continue and Beatrice Dalle pops up as a busty dipsomaniac. Though the protags predictably grow closer, Kraume doesn’t feel the need to soften their deep-rooted character traits, such as Katharina’s control-freak nature. Score and look are generic.