"The Three ??? - Heir of the Dragon": Return of the Young Detectives
What sounds nice and simply exciting at first turns out to be a practical test: During the summer holidays, "The Three ???" Justus, Bob and Peter take a trip to Romania. There, the friends want to do an internship on the film set of "Dracula Rises", which Peter's father, who is responsible for special effects during the shooting, arranged for them. Hardly arrived in Transylvania, mysterious events accumulate at the old castle of Countess Codrina, which serves as the film's atmospheric backdrop. The three detectives are embodied by Julius Weckauf, Nevio Wendt and Levi Brandl. The slightly older semesters on the cast list include Mark Waschke, Jördis Triebel and Gudrun Landgrebe.
The three ??? - Legacy of the dragon, Germany 2022, 100 minutes, FSK from 6, by Tim Dünschede, with Julius Weckauf, Nevio Wendt, Levi Brandl.
Drama "The Son" with Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern
"The Son" is the sequel to Florian Zeller's acclaimed drama "The Father". Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern embody a couple who are devastated by their son's depression. The drama is told primarily from the perspective of father Peter (Jackman), who loves his son Nicholas (Zen McGrath), but despite all attempts to get close to him, does not get through to him. Nicholas is depressed and skips school for weeks after his parents divorce. He no longer wants to live with his mother Kate (Dern) but wants to move in with his father. As a lawyer with political ambitions, he is very busy professionally, and he also has a baby with his new girlfriend Beth (Vanessa Kirby). Nevertheless, he takes Nicholas in and tries to teach him a little zest for life again. But that doesn't work so well.
The Son, USA 2022, 123 minutes, FSK 12+, by Florian Zeller, with Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath, Anthony Hopkins.
"Caveman" and the caveman in man
The name says it all: "Caveman" is the name of the new comedy with Moritz Bleibtreu, Laura Tonke, Martina Hill and Wotan Wilke Möhring, which is based on a play. Bleibtreu meets his alter ego from the Stone Age, Caveman, as Bobby Müller. The prehistoric man soon becomes an important advisor in all situations for Bobby, also because things are not going well with his wife Claudia (Tonke). The most important question that moves Bobby: Has the modern man failed in the modern world? Directed by Laura Lackmann ("Flawless Specimen"). Guest appearances include Jürgen Vogel, Alexandra Neldel and Guido Maria Kretschmer.
Caveman, Germany 2023, 100 minutes, FSK from 12, by Laura Lackmann, with Moritz Bleibtreu, Laura Tonke and Martina Hill.
Award-winning youth drama "Close"
Berlin (AP) - The two prepubescent boys Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustav de Waele) are close friends. Her new classmates at high school therefore claim that they are lovers. After that, the playmates become more and more alienated from each other. Until there is a radical turnaround in the situation – as well as the initially very poetic mood of the story. In "Close", his second feature film after "Girl" (2018), the young Belgian director Lukas Dhont reflects on socially influenced role models. At the 75th Cannes Festival in May 2022, he received the Grand Jury Prize for it.
Close, B/NL/F 2022, 105 minutes, FSK from 12 years, by Lukas Dhont, with Eden Dambrine, Gustav de Waele, Émilie Duquenne.