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|Production country:||Deutschland 2019|
|Running time:||Ca. 111 Min|
|Rated:||From 12 years|
Do you believe in love at first sight? For Nora (Saskia Rosendahl) and Aron (Julius Feldmeier) it is clear: They exist. Because the two of them experienced it themselves when they met one day in the subway. For Nora a nice coincidence, for Aron quite clearly predestination. Anyway, it's wonderful. The two experience a short time of absolute happiness together. Then Aron will be killed. And Nora's life is destroyed. How can she go on without her great love. Like stunned she walks through the world and only Natan (Edin Hasanović), whom she meets again and again by chance, succeeds in freeing her from this trance. It gives her stability and hope. Hope everything will be all right. But she has no idea what tragic secret she is really connecting to Natan…
"My end. Dein Anfang", Mariko Minoguchi's directorial debut, tells a very conventional story about coincidence and fate, which, however, gets a special charm through a nested narrative style. However, a lot more could have been gained - especially on an emotional level. Here, the young filmmaker tries too hard to avoid any form of Hollywood kitsch, which eventually leads to the fact that the production seems to be too cool at important points. This does not only result in a few small lengths. It is also made difficult for the viewer to get fully involved on an emotional level with the story and its characters.
Thereby a dramaturgical weakness comes more to the fore. For in spite of the narrative style that has been established on different levels of time, it is probably clear to everyone very quickly what secret Natan is carrying around with him, which would not be further bad if one were otherwise completely caught up in the story. But long, sad glances or moments of silent tragedy are simply not enough to get the full potential out of it...
The actors are great, the visual language captivating and the music very atmospheric. Thus, "My End. Your beginning" on many levels really good. But unfortunately it's also true here: Just past is also next to it. Therefore, the deserved "worth seeing" only exists with some limitations.
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