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Illusion (2013)

ILLUSION is a film about people, their wishes, fears, hopes and longings. A glance behind the facade of daily routine. A visually stunning cycle between reality and illusion, a carousel of ... See full summary »

Director:

Roland Reber

Writer:

Roland Reber
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carolina Hoffmann ... Susanne - Young Girl
Christoph Baumann Christoph Baumann ... Christian - Photographing Boy
Thomas Kollhoff Thomas Kollhoff ... Dieter - Nikola's Husband
Antje Mönning Antje Mönning ... Nikola - Dieter's Wife
Wolfgang Seidenberg Wolfgang Seidenberg ... Theodor - Claudia's Husband / Pastor
Marina Anna Eich Marina Anna Eich ... Claudia - Theodor's Wife
Andreas Pegler Andreas Pegler ... Uli - Maja's Husband
Ute Meisenheimer Ute Meisenheimer ... Maja - Uli's Wife
Claire Plaut Claire Plaut ... Bardame - Barmaid
Martin Kagerer Martin Kagerer ... Bartender 1
Marcus B. Holzhauer Marcus B. Holzhauer ... Bartender 2
Mira Gittner Mira Gittner ... Mira
Roland Reber Roland Reber ... Gott
Wilbur Wilbur
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ILLUSION is a film about people, their wishes, fears, hopes and longings. A glance behind the facade of daily routine. A visually stunning cycle between reality and illusion, a carousel of emotions with thrilling twists. Eight people that cannot be more different meet in a BAR. For one night they escape their everyday life which is paralyzed of rituals and find themselves in a journey to their world of thoughts, their quintessential lust. Oppressed wishes, sexual fantasies and fears come to the surface and forgotten experiences are revealed. The evening takes its course. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

October 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Yanılsama See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

WTP International See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Consistent
17 August 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

If you can say one thing about the director, than it's that he's consistent. Now you could argue, I shouldn't be judging after just watching two of his movies. But if you consider the time span between those movies, than I think it's a fair estimate to make. He does try to go places visually (no pun intended), but everything including plot character design is let down by performances that could best be described as stale.

Movies are Illusions as it is, the birth of this sprung from the Illusion that it would be a good idea to just run wild. Than again, giving your "actors" a blank page and brainstorming has worked before. And for some apparently this works too. And if you actually can see past all the flaws and enjoy the obvious here, than that is good for you. Low budget film making is now easier than ever, there has to be something special about a movie to attract a crowd. It can be nudity (this movie contains some), it can be a really good idea (everyone is connected somehow). But the execution is still very important. If you fail at that ... not even a cameo/joke at the end will help you roll out of it ... no pun intended


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