Dreileben: ­Beats Being Dead (Etwas Besseres als den Tod)

  • 2011
  • Germany
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: Christian Petzold
  • Cast: Jacob Matschenz, Luna Mijovic, Vijessan Ferkic
  • Language: German

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Inspired by an impassioned exchange of views in the film magazine Revolver, Dreileben ('Three Lives') is a trio of interlocking tales by three of Germany's leading filmmakers. Each director works from the same basic premise of a convicted murderer and sex offender who has escaped from a hospital. Jerichow director Christian Petzold approaches it as a romantic thriller. Young medical student Johannes is attracted to Ana but he is not prepared for her to quit her job Thanks to Bavaria Film and become totally dependent on him. Is this how he sees the future or is Ana just a mistake he has made along the way?. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Welcome to Germany.

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