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Gutland (2017)

A surrealist rural noir about a German thief who flees to a small Luxembourg village only to discover that the locals have secrets of their own.

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Govinda Van Maele

Writers:

Razvan Radulescu (script doctor), Govinda Van Maele
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vicky Krieps ... Lucy Loschetter
Frederick Lau ... Jens Fauser
Pit Bukowski ... Marcel
Gerdy Zint Gerdy Zint ... Nikkel
Marco Lorenzini Marco Lorenzini ... Jos Gierens
Irina Blanaru Irina Blanaru ... Irina Kleyer
Martine Kohn ... Fernande Loschetter
Leo Folschette Leo Folschette ... Arno Kleyer
Sandy Schott Sandy Schott ... Sandy
Pierrette Heintz Pierrette Heintz ... Manon Gierens
Theo Lieser Theo Lieser ... Boris Loschetter
Gérard Blaschette Gérard Blaschette ... Hendrik Kleyer
Nathalie Maas Nathalie Maas ... Aline Wagner
Marie-Louise Schaack Marie-Louise Schaack ... Josiane Wagner
Ismael Backes Ismael Backes ... Claude Wagner
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A surrealist rural noir about a German thief who flees to a small Luxembourg village only to discover that the locals have secrets of their own.

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A surreal village noir


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Luxembourg | Belgium | Germany | France

Language:

Luxembourgish | German

Release Date:

2 May 2018 (Luxembourg) See more »

Also Known As:

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2.35 : 1
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Official submission of Luxembourg for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

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Gutfilm!
20 March 2019 | by HussiteSee all my reviews

Other reviewers have already done a good job explaining what this movie is about. However, anyone who gives a movie a perfect score loses some credibility. It was good, but has it's flaws like any movie.

Who should watch this movie?

If you like a slow burn that's full of atmosphere, beauty, and steeping with anxiety throughout, you probably will not be disappointed. Think Hereditary meets Badlands (the Martin Sheen Badlands) and Of Mice and Men (If that's even possible to imagine.)

I was a bit irritated by the inaccurate subtitles because I hate with translators take their own liberties with their source material. But I'm not going to fault the film for that and it didn't detract from the story at all.

Who shouldn't watch this movie?

If you don't sprechen Deutsch or hate reading subtitles you should probably move on.

If you don't enjoy a slow expositive narrative expounded through long static camera shots, pantomime expression, and an overall feeling of apathy until the whole story is wrapped up and you can appreciate the forest for the trees, shrubs, brush, and snag.

Then you'll probably be bored out of your gourd.

I'll be looking forward to the next Govinda Van Maele flick!


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