Felix Novo de Oliveira / Port au Prince Picture
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It’s hair-pulling, mouse-milking and nipple-chewing: On the one hand, there are many film fans who constantly complain that German films are boring. He is a parade of always the same dramas about the Third Reich and the German-German separation as well as monotonous foreign shame comedies and romantic comedies in a pre-baked roll advertising look — mostly with Til Schweiger. One can vehemently reply that there is much more and above all exciting material to be discovered in German-speaking cinema. There are film lovers who simply don’t want to admit it.
To make matters worse: If a German cinema film cannot be squeezed into a drawer, it will not be immediately crowned with success. Instead, it often crashes at the box office. How is he supposed to convince people of German cinema or get studios to support more original projects? Movies like » The Black Square «, a hilarious, dynamic, oddball gangster comedy that’s now available on DVD & Blu-ray — and hopefully it will finally be discovered there by a larger audience.
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According to the German Film Fund, the offbeat, fast-paced gangster posse reached fewer than 7,300 people in the cinema. This is a real smack for everyone who wants more atypical cinema material from Germany, and totally undeserved at that!
This is «The Black Square»
The thieving duo Vincent ( Bernhard Schütz from «Sense8») & Nils ( Jacob Matschenz from «Charité») have just stolen «The Black Square», a painting worth 60 million dollars. Because it was an order theft, however, there is still one important step to take: the handover. It is now to take place on board a cruise ship, where Vincent and Will are forced to pose as Elvis and David Bowie impersonators. A masquerade that is difficult to maintain — and then strangers try to steal the painting from Vincent and Nils…