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|Genre:||TV series, Thriller|
|Laufzeit:||Approx. 269 min|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
|Anzahl der Disc:||2|
|Sprachen:||German (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
Film: Ten years ago a small community in Northern Hesse was shaken by the disappearance of Isa (Henriette Confurius). The daughter of a respected brewery family is declared dead after an unsuccessful search and life in the small town seems to slowly return to normal. But ten years later old wounds are reopened when Isa reappears. She pretends not to remember anything. Former policeman Peter (Götz Schubert), who had an affair with her mother (Claudia Michaelsen) when Isa disappeared, doesn't let up and is eager to find out what happened ten years ago. Little by little deep chasms reveal themselves, which could expose the clean facade of an entire city as a lie…
Turned among others at the Edersee and in the nearer region around the popular excursion destination, the mini-series "The Lost Daughter" can score above all with a very atmospheric visual language. But the plot structure is also excitingly implemented. Each episode begins with a review of the night in which Isa disappeared - each time from the perspective of a different person. Thus, little by little a puzzle is put together, which has quite a few moments of suspense to offer.
Actingwise, the mini-series directed by Kai Wessel ("Fog in August") is on a good level. Alongside leading actress Henriette Confurius, Götz Schubert as an obsessed ex-policeman, Claudia Michaelsen as a mother plagued by feelings of guilt and Max von der Groeben as Isas' childhood sweetheart Robert are particularly convincing. This all sounds very positive and it is - at least in the first episodes. Admittedly, there are already some small weaknesses - like very clichéd drawn characters - to be found. But overall the tension still outweighs here.
But at some point even this one can't hide the fact that the story gets more and more lost in somewhat badly constructed twists. Moreover, some moments drag on unnecessarily, which even leads to some boredom here and there, especially in the second half. The resolution of the whole thing isn't that bad in principle. The presentation on the other hand is rather unintentionally funny than really gripping. What a pity!
"The lost daughter" has some very good moments. Unfortunately, after a good start, the whole thing runs out of breath at some point, so that in the end a rather mixed overall impression remains. Unfortunately this is only enough for one: Worth seeing with some restrictions!
Picture + sound: The picture lives from its good overall sharpness and the atmospheric colouring. Especially with the outdoor shots, the depth of the picture can also be pleasing. All in all, the visual realization is on a good TV level, which can also be said of the Dolby Digital 2.0 mix. Dialogues, unobtrusive music and a few well mixed ambient noises determine the tonal events. Not spectacular, but good! </Unfortunately, the DVD box does not have any bonus material. However, the DVD comes with a booklet containing interviews and background information about the series. </Conclusion: "The lost daughter" convinces with an atmospheric picture language and good actors. The story is very thrilling especially at the beginning, but can't keep the high level until the end. The resolution isn't necessarily disappointing from a dramaturgical point of view, but the realization can't really convince. But thanks to some great pictures from the region around the Edersee, as well as the successful prelude, this mini-series is overall well worth seeing. The DVD presents the thriller drama in good picture and sound quality, but as a bonus there is only a booklet with information about the series. </p>
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