Johannes Hammel - FOLLOW ME

Year: 2010
Director: Johannes Hammel
Lenght: 109min
Language: German Subtitles: Chinese

A family of four lives on the edge of a city, in an apartment with a view of the port. The youngest son is tyrannized by his religion teacher, while the oldest has a serious accident. The mother is in a constant state of anxiety, stepping out of line again and again. The father simply cannot cope. They are all battered souls.
The everyday order and strictness of the family are succeeded by collapse and disintegration. Fol-
low me finds an unusual form to convey this: the radiant black-and-white Cinemascope images are not put together chronologically and the narrative remains fragmented.
A still drama about a broken family. One of many. (Birgit Kohler)

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