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|Laufzeit:||Ca. 86 Min|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
Hans (Justus von Dohnányi) has a problem: he has become superfluous for his environment. In his work he was simply rationed away, his daughter Laura (Ricarda Viola Zimmerer) is simply embarrassed and his wife Yvonne (Juliane Köhler) only has eyes for a stray dog. In this totally frustrated situation, Hans is the perfect victim for a seductive car saleswoman who turns him on a fast car. On the way home, when he runs over his wife's new best friend in the new car, the mess really begins. Because Yvonne doesn't know about the dismissal, the severance pay or the new car. In order to keep it that way, Hans agrees when a strange stranger (Georg Friedrich) offers him his help. He would have let that be better…
With "The Dog Buried" Sebastian Stern ("The Bumblebee") has staged a wonderfully biting comedy about the fear of meaninglessness and the inability to talk about personal failure and one's own fears. Justus von Dohnányi plays the inconspicuous family father, who suddenly reveals his own abysses after the unfortunate death of the new family dog, absolutely perfectly. And the rest of the ensemble is also very well chosen, with Georg Friedrich in his almost typical role as a dubious eccentric being particularly striking.
The film convinces with an atmospherically dense staging, even if the visual realization always has a slight TV character. "The buried dog" is just a small film, which does not necessarily have cinema quality, at least from the visual language point of view. But that doesn't mean it's not worth going to the movies. The good story, the sometimes bad humor and the good actors are well worth the entrance fee.
Although there are shorter lengths, a very positive overall impression remains at the end, not least due to the fact that Stern has found the perfect final point for his story. Who likes small German arthouse comedies of the somewhat more evil kind should not miss this very successful work. Worth seeing
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