Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Der Todesking" by Jörg Buttgereit

A film. Not as bad as "Nekromantik 2", which was purely commercial, but spotty even though it's serious. The film deals with an interconnected series of suicides and murders happening on different days of the week, in ordinary situations, as a criticism of modern alienating life. It's good up till Thursday, which is just a bunch of names of people who committed suicide or were murdered taken from papers. This really breaks up the film, and the days that happen after are also less incisive than the first three. Saturday and Sunday are particularly bad, even though conceptually Saturday should have been interesting.

As it is, it's hard to blanket condemn the movie, but the first Nekromantik is much better in general.

No comments: