Das Fräulein (Fraulein) Reviews

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October 24, 2008
The film dwells on different ways of coming to terms with a traumatic past, and it's clearly a subject dear to the heart of director Andrea Staka, who grew up in Switzerland but is of Bosnian and Croatian heritage.
September 19, 2008
Presents immigrant lives with significantly more empathy than detail.
September 17, 2008
Stylized with a recurring misty focus, the film's economically captured detail shots (gestures, expressions, caught moments) convey genuine sensitivity without the expected weepiness.
June 6, 2008
Sensitively drawn and lensed with special attention to characterization and tone, Andrea Staka's Golden Leopard winner Fraulein introduces a strong new voice in Swiss cinema.
November 1, 2008
Refreshingly and sympathetically about women deciding to live in Switzerland as émigré, exile, immigrant, or refugee from Yugoslavia, a country that no longer exists.
October 23, 2008
Murky drama about three displaced immigrant women with deep emotional scars ...
September 19, 2008
Easier to admire than actually enjoy.
September 19, 2008
It's a fine movie--spare and moving--and, in its way, also kind of daring.
September 14, 2008
It seems disingenuous to call Fraulein a film when it's more like a glossy fashion magazine layout.
September 10, 2008
A tense yet lyrical psychological drama about the brutal effects of extreme historical shifts, war and cultural displacement without a single frame depicting historical cataclysm, yet where the past is always present even in life's most private moments.
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