Un Certain Regard - September
- Disappointing verdict for the second German title in competition despite a fine cast. The consequences 9/11 had for eight people
After the controversy that surrounded the ten-year absence of German films from the official competition, Max Färberböck’s September screened in Un Certain Regard yesterday evening.
This is TV director, Färberböck’s second feature film. He was inspired by the events following the terrorist attack on the US of 9/11 and decided to explore the impact this tragedy had on eight individuals. A police officer, a businessman, a Turkish salesman, a housewife... the common denominator of their lives is uncertainty. Produced by NF2 and Zero Film Gmbh, September is almost sociological survey and failed to enthuse Cannes audiences in spite of its strong cast that includes Jörg Schüttauf and Nina Proll. September failed to emerge out of the shadow of the success that Kleine Freiheit generated when it screened on 16 May.
Germany did particularly well at this year’s Market, with titles like Good Bye, Lenin! [+see also:
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film profile], Bibi Blocksberg and Nowhere in Africa [+see also:
film profile] picked up by territories all over the world. In addition, both Père et fils by Alexandre Sokurov and Lars von Trier’s Dogville [+see also:
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(Translated from French)
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