#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Ibiza, the early nineties, Jo is a twenty-five-year-old music composer. He has come over from Berlin and wants to be part of the nascent electronic music revolution, ideally by getting a job first as a DJ in the new nightclub on the island, Amnesia. Martha has been living alone in her house facing the sea for forty years. One night Jo knocks on her door. Her solitude intrigues him. They become friends even as the mysteries around her accumulate: that cello in the corner she refuses to play, the German language she refuses to speak… As Jo draws her into his world of techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question.
Plot: Schroeder returns with this cross-generational relationship drama set against Europe’s electronic music scene.
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Great potential transformed into a total wreck
It had all the ingredients to be an outstanding movie. Great and deep story with a touching real human drama, good actors and a beautiful location.
Unfortunately none of that was able to save it from the bad scrip full of cheesie lines, the bad directing that made the movie look more like a slide show than a fluent motion picture and the resulting over and under acting which lead to making this movie completely unbelievable … somehow it feels like this movie was never really finished or rushed to be done.
I’ve soon other works of Barber Schroeder and they are good, so I honestly don’t know what happens here.
Germans standing in the long shadows of WW II
“Amnesia” (2015 release from France/Switzerland; 96 min.) brings the story of Martha, a woman in her 60s or so, and Jo, a guy in his 20s. As the movie opens, we see Martha enjoying the sunset somewhere on an island. We then go to “10 years earlier – Spring, 1990”, shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall. Martha is speaking English to her German brother who is trying to convince her to sell something back in Germany. Later, Martha’s new neighbor Jo stops by as he cuts his hand accidentally. Jo is a DJ from Berlin hoping to make it big on Ibiza. Martha doesn’t disclose to him that she is German, and they converse in English. Martha also refuses to ride in his car (a VW). Along the way, Martha and Jo become good friends. At this point we’re not even 15 min. into the movie but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you’;; just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.
Couple of comments: this is the latest movie from director Barbet Schroeder (Single White Female; Reversal of Fortune)> Here he tackles a very different topic, namely the long shadows of WW II onto ordinary Germans. The movie is paced very slowly, and it takes quite a while to find the movie’s definitive direction, but once we get there, there is no escaping it. The acting by both leads (Marthe Keller as Martha, and Max Riemelt as Jo) really carry the movie. The movie’s photography is pure eye-candy, and in a way the film can be viewed as a 90 min. commercial for Ibiza. And let’s not forget Schroeder. He has been making films since 1969 (when he directed “More”, yes, the film for which Pink Floyd did the soundtrack). The guy is now in his 70s and he is still going very strong. And why not!
“Amnesia” premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. I don’t think that it ever got a US theatrical release, but thank goodness for the folks at Film Movement, which eventually released it as part of its Movie of the Month Club releases. That is how I eventually got to see it. If you are in the mood for a foreign talk (no action!) about the long shadows of WW II, I encourage you to check this out.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Director Barbet Schroeder
Writer Emilie Bickerton, Peter F. Steinbach, Susan Hoffman
Actors Marthe Keller, Max Riemelt, Bruno Ganz
Country Switzerland, France
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (5.1)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Red Epic Dragon
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital (6k)
Cinematographic Process Digital
Printed Film Format DCP (2K)