Tag: German films

Arthur & Claire

Arthur & Claire dir. Miguel Alexandre (2017); German with English subtitles. Without doubt the most enjoyable euthanasia film one could hope for. Arthur, terminally ill, is planning a quiet night in Amsterdam prior to his final departure. Instead, he meets Claire. The two strike up a profound, combative, frank, and grimly hilarious friendship.    

42 Word Retrospective: Run Lola Run dir. Tom Tykwer

Run Lola Run dir. Tom Tykwer (1998) Contemporaneous cousin to the parallel-universe-exploring UK/US film Sliding Doors, this high-energy action thriller out of Germany (subtitled) was particularly effective on the big screen, its pulsating soundtrack running variations alongside flame-haired protagonist Lola as her decisions give rise to drastically different outcomes.