Longing (2007)

Longing

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Movie Info

A love triangle set in the former communist East Germany.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Valeska Grisebach
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Runtime:
Piffl Medien GmbH

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as Marcus Koplin
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Critic Reviews for Longing

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

Longing intrigues because it presents an outwardly decent man falling equally in love with two women but eschews simplistic judgments.

June 22, 2007
New York Times
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[Director] Grisebach makes good use of her low-budget and nonprofessional leads. Just as the story is minimalist, so too is the documentary-like film's look: long static takes and tons of close-ups.

Full Review… | June 22, 2007
New York Post
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Grisebach's magnificent and moving chamber drama is a roaring mouse that offers ample room for extrapolation though its episodic editing, with Dardenne-style observations so astute that typically inexpressible passions and angst become raw and visible.

Full Review… | June 20, 2007
Village Voice
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It would be wrong to overpraise Longing; it's a modest film, but richly rewarding and full of promise for the future.

Full Review… | October 28, 2006
Time Out
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A mightily impressive feature debut by German writer-director Valeska Grisebach.

Full Review… | April 25, 2006
Variety
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Full Review… | January 18, 2008
Time Out
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