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|Laufzeit:||Ca. 127 Min|
|FSK:||From 16 years|
The marriage of Zhenya (Maryana Spyvak) and Boris (Alexey Rozin) is long over. Boris has been living with a new wife for some time, who is expecting a child from him. And also Zhenya meets regularly with her new lover. When the two of them do meet, then quarrels and mutual accusations prevail. In between stands their son Alyosha (Matvey Novikov), who is left completely alone with his grief and fears. One day, the twelve-year-old boy disappears without a trace. The police are doing little to find him. And so the hopelessly quarreled couple must work together reluctantly to rediscover the boy…
"Loveless" is a drama celebrated at festivals and by the press and nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. But the rather bulky work is hardly anything for the broad public taste. Nothing actually happens in the first hour. Here the spectator observes Zhenya and Boris arguing, having lunch with colleagues, playing love with new partners and other everyday things. What director Andrey Zvyagintsev wants to show becomes clear: Each of the two has a new life, in which not only the other, but also the son has no more place. It wouldn't have taken an hour to establish that,
After that it's on a grueling search for the boy. This is already very stirringly staged, as you can feel the helplessness of the parents, who are left alone by the police and have to rely on private help. Yet, even this part of the movie also takes a long time with its grey desolation. With the very realistic, almost documentary-like staging Zvyagintsev builds up a very depressing mood, which robs the viewer of any kind of hope. A happy movie night looks really different.
"Loveless" is a work you must be able to get involved with. A difficult and also very lengthy movie, which is quite intense in its unwieldy way - but only if you can get involved with it. Anyone who wants to see entertainment cinema in the classic sense is wrong here. If you have a penchant for challenging arthouse cinema and are not afraid of depressing stories from real life, you can definitely pay a visit to this award-winning drama. Therefore: With restrictions worth seeing!
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