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Never Look Away (2018)




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Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, NEVER LOOK AWAY tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie's father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter's choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago...


Sebastian Koch
as Carl Seeband
Saskia Rosendahl
as Aunt Elizabeth
Oliver Masucci
as Antonius Van Werten
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Critic Reviews for Never Look Away

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

The link between the two plots relies on a melodramatic coincidence that he sets up and then oddly declines to exploit.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Admirably restrained, this is nonetheless a historical drama on an expansive canvas that, even though it runs over three hours, is always engaging.

September 4, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the subtler strengths of "Never Look Away" is the canny evocation of a war-weary, defeated population who did not experience communism as a revolution but a substitution.

September 4, 2018 | Full Review…

For about two hours, the 188-minute film is a frustrating experience...the last hour, imbued with a mystical quality, really works. The film makes the case that even the most individualistic artist is at his best looking back at his nation's history.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

A film that is as anti-intellectual-friendly as it is glaringly, pathetically melodramatic.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Never Look Away is an often moving, thoughtful drama about the correlations between personal experience, politics and art.

September 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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