The Girl and Death (2014)

The Girl and Death

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In Russia of the post-WWII era, aging doctor Nicolai (Sergey Makovetsky - DUSKA) returns to an old, abandoned hotel outside of Liepzig, Germany, the place where he first met his great love 50 years ago, and relives his romantic tragedy. The hotel still bears the traces of its impressive past. As a young medical student travelling from Moscow en route to Paris, young Nicolai (Leonid Bichevin) meets and falls in love with the beautiful courtesan Elise (Sylvia Hoeks) at the hotel, which is also a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Written By: Bert Rijkelijkhuizen, Jos Stelling
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as Old Nicolai

as Old Nicolai

as Old Actress

as Customs Officer

as Desk Clerk
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Critic Reviews for The Girl and Death

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

What emerges is a hypnotic, strangely wistful and affecting portrait.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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The film's emotional center rings coldly hollow, its star-crossed lovers coming off more like projected figures than flesh-and-blood players.

Full Review… | April 30, 2014
Variety
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There's no sense that the film recognizes its own absurd elements.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
NPR
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The movie proves to be a fragile conceit. It's as likely to fall apart and cause frustration as it is to induce a reverie.

Full Review… | April 24, 2014
New York Times
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Atmosphere and nostalgia trump all in Pushkin-loving romance.

Full Review… | April 24, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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Though consistently watchable, never plucks the heartstrings in the way of a great star-crossed romance.

Full Review… | April 22, 2014
Time Out
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