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|Production country:||Deutschland/Niederlande 2017|
|Running time:||Ca. 94 Min|
|Rated:||From 12 years|
Surely you've experienced days like this before, everything gets too much and you wish that you could split in two to be able to create everything that is needed on such a day. The couple therapist Luisa (Lina Beckmann) does this all the time. She constantly rushes back and forth between her job, housework, husband (Charly Hübner) and lover (Benno Fürmann) - and at some point she just goes over her head. And so, of course, she thinks she went crazy under the stress of seeing herself double one morning. But in fact Luisa has split up, now there are Luisa and Ann (also Lina Beckmann). They look exactly the same, but otherwise they have little in common. While Luisa desperately tries to keep her everyday life under control, Ann lives happily into the day and simply does whatever she feels like doing. Luisa recognizes the possibilities that arise with her second self - but as the men in her life show more and more pleasure in her split personality, Luisa has to use heavier guns…
"Do you sometimes feel burnt out and empty?"is actually exactly what you want from German cinema: a subtle comedy off the beaten track, filled with original ideas and a lightness that too many filmmakers unfortunately miss in their works. Both dramaturgically and visually, director Lola Randl ("The Invention of Love") takes rather unadapted paths, which don't always lead to the goal, but overall create an impression that is refreshingly different and at times extremely funny.
Lina Beckmann plays the different incarnations of her character with a wonderful exuberance. Especially the somewhat naïve, fun-loving and somehow crazy Ann seems to have been a lot of fun for her. The fact that Beckmann isn't too bad for silliness either is really good for the fun factor of the movie. The same can be said about the wonderfully arrogant Benno Fürmann and Charly Hübner, who with their good interplay and harmonious timing skillfully shoot many a ball into the humorous goal.
"Do you sometimes feel burnt out and empty?" is a special film that really doesn't orient itself on mass taste. And that's why I can well understand it when someone doesn't know what to do with the humor that takes a little getting used to, or when the movie just seems too colorful, too over-twisted and too weird. But for those who like to laugh about playful comedy cinema of the unadapted kind and for whom it doesn't always have to be absolutely spiritual and highly intellectual, this movie could be a lot of fun for you. And that's why there is a clear bottom line: Worth seeing!
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