Schultze Gets the Blues (2005)
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Critic Reviews for Schultze Gets the Blues
He does, but you probably won't, especially from watching this movie.
Like a lazy summer day in the Big Easy, the movie sneaks up on you.
Schorr's award-winning film may be a bit on the slight side to some tastes, but it's a journey well worth taking.
Schultze Gets the Blues can get a little thin, but it never loses its sense of quiet, playful dignity.
The first-time feature director has a gift that will be interesting to watch. Still, his well-executed choices make Schultze at times slow going.
Audience Reviews for Schultze Gets the Blues
Tranquility and isolation paired up with tenderness and the fascination of glimpsing into the lives of others make this my favourite arthouse movie ever. The story of a retired mineworker discovering the magic of American Blues which sends him on a personal, as well as actual journey into the heartland of America. Amazing and mezmerizing, this movie is most definetly not for everyone, as it is a far cry from Hollywood cinema, being far too subtle, slow and simple. Don't be fooled though, behind it's lighthearted touch breeds a heavy philosophy of self-discovery and love for all things beautiful and human.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Schultze Gets the Blues", Schultze(Horst Krause), a man of few words, has just taken early retirement from the mine in Germany where he worked; freeing up his time to hang out with his pals all day, visit his mother in the old age home and polish his garden gnomes. He is also an accomplished accordion player, and hopes to be in the running to win a trip to attend a music festival in Texas. He performs traditional polkas but one night he has an epiphany while listening to Zydeco music on the radio...[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Schultze Gets the Blues" is a wonderfully photographed bittersweet deadpan comedy about retirement and growing older. The movie has great respect for its characters and small town life.[/font]