Insider tip new in the home cinema Unfortunately this fun gangster highlight was completely lost in the cinema — it’s worth catching up on! — Cinema News

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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…

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The Black Square Trailer DF

«The Black Square» is the feature film debut of director and author Peter Meister . He creates unconventional crook fun here, in which the individual parts intertwine with clockwork precision, and the cast shines throughout: Schütz and Matschenz, as unequal, witty gangster doubles, increasingly lose sight of the mission. They let themselves be further confused by a weird cast around «Toni Erdmann» star Sandra Hüller and «Jerks.» supporting actress Pheline Roggan — and we can enjoy the chaos from a safe distance.

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The whirlwind surrounding the stolen painting, false identities and chafing personalities thus becomes a ludicrous cat-and-mouse hunt full of slapstick, situation comedy, ironically broken kitsch and exciting story twists — and with a Gaga finale. It’s like watching an «Ocean’s Eleven» spin-off, in which an art theft mutates into a cruise farce and which makes a detour into grotesque thriller realms.

Because the look of the film is as stylish and brightly colored as its humor is pitch-black – including happily staged acts of violence such as nipple biting. You didn’t think there was no reason for the strange introduction to this article, did you?

Pure fun without braking: Our review of «The Black Square»

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