Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2011

Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro (Guédiguian, 2011) - Cannes 2011 UCR

A mans savings for his wedding anniversary gift are stolen by a former colleague.

A very simple story with the flavour of a social fairy tale. It's cute to watch and it has been directed by an extremely experienced hand. Unfortunately, there are no experiments or risks taken whatsoever. So you get a nice, but ultimately forgettable film. 

For me the most interesting aspect is, how the social problem is carefully woven into and becomes an essential part of the story. Basically, the main character is motivated by guilt - unfortunately, the movie does not deal with the aftermath from the point of view of the thief (the voice of truth, so to speak).

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