Victoria

2015

Action / Crime / Drama / Romance / Thriller

55
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85%
IMDb Rating 7.7 10 41630

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Cast

Laia Costa as Victoria
Frederick Lau as Sonne
Max Mauff as Fuß
Franz Rogowski as Boxer

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by androdros 4 / 10

Great logistics, terrible story.

Read the title. (Why does review length even matter?)

Reviewed by emilywes56 8 / 10

Victoria

I am feeling the need to write something about this film. In terms of cinematography, there are three basic elements that make this feauture quite brilliant.

First of all, the movie is at least two hours long, making it almost impossible to shoot with one take. Unbelievably, with numerous changing locations and the camera following the main characters all the time, director achieves it. He certainly creates a chilling and fiery atmosphere while we get to know Victoria, Sonne, Boxer, Blinker and Fuß. We are with them along their journey between everyday life and their dramatic "adventures" and that feeling emanates from camera on hand and long take troughout the whole film.

It also results from the amazingly naturalistic way of their conversations -sometimes German, sometimes English- and their way of getting to know each other, their way of having fun walking in the streets of Berlin at night time. The realistic and improvisational dialogue between Victoria and her new German friends, creates the proper ground for the viewer to be absorbed by this massive story.

Lastly, I strongly believe that these exact series of events -the first meeting, the connection and the unfair ending of this relationship- is something real, something that can happen, under certain circumstances. Victoria is a simple story about one night in Berlin and the day after. However, the way that this story becomes so real, so intense, so significant is because the plot is so well-put together. We let ourselves travel with Victoria, have fun and take the most difficult decisions about our -and her- survival.

Reviewed by DigitalDude1 10 / 10

Stellar!

Wow took me almost three years to stumble onto this morsel. I googled 'best movies in Netflix you haben't seen'. It has been a very long time since I saw a truly remarkable movie. This is a must see and officially one of the greatest movie experiences in my time.

Those reviewers who think Victoria's choice to go hang with these four strange dudes was unbelievable completely missed the essence of who she is. I mean I thought the same thing at first so I get that.

But here it is...

Victoria starts the film alone at a club w/ no friends. She hits on the bartender. No luck there so she takes her shot and leaves. She claims she has no friends. She is clearly lonely. You see it pour out if her when she plays the piano and breaks down conveying her dedication to her craft wasn't without sacrifice: a sensen of community.

And so she begins the film alone, finds a taste of community she never really had with these four dudes... and ends up alone.

Aside from this being a monumental technical avhievement, it is quite simply the reason I fell in love with movies in the first place. It's very difficult to 'wow' me these days so congrats to these fine film makers.

Enjoy!

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