|Starring:||Sasa Petrovic, Tim Bergmann, Sasha Kekez|
|Genres:||Drama, Romance, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Jan 2012|
Most helpful review
Better second time aroundBy OscarFreak (486 reviews) from London , 06 Feb 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]I found this film much better after a second viewing and having watched the deleted scenes first as they filled in gaps which the first viewing had me questioning what was going on. The premise of the film the coming out of a teenager who has a crush on his piano teacher, a homophobic father, mother trying to get Sasha to follow the dream she had and could not take was good but the film in part was a little stilted in parts and some of the supporting characters were to stereotype for my taste.
enjoyable filmBy stortman (19 reviews) from Bishop's Stortford , 21 Oct 2012Obviously a budget film but I found it delightful with all the right ingredients in a film identifying homophobic family situations.
Depicting emotional drama, humour, happiness and sadness. Sometimes difficult to see the subtitles when against a light background but this did not distract from the story which was easy to understand and follow. Good acting and casting.
Gives the term "musical score" a new meaningBy papatez (330 reviews) from folkestone , 21 Oct 2012There's nothing in the plot to make it stand out from a lot of other 'coming out' movies but it is nonetheless a well crafted, well acted, well photographed and well edited piece of film making. The attraction, that makes it well worth a watch, comes from the location, the mix of characters and some of the subtle subplots. I didn't reach for the fast forward button once. I wasn't disappointed and I don't think anyone else would be either.
Different but niceBy a customer , 13 Oct 2012Different! The story takes a while to develop but the characters are well done. Nice coming out film with good actors as well
dull and annoyingBy alihadi (18 reviews) , 25 Mar 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]so boring...a dull dull movie about someone's struggles on coming out while having a crush on his piano teacher...fed up of these movies...high time film makers move on from this gay chapter and do more interesting stories that explore the other diverse aspects of gay life....I stopped half way through it was so boring!
Culture clashBy Shikari7 (16 reviews) from Hove, England , 11 Feb 2012This well-crafted coming-of-age drama (101 min, German/Serbian/Croat/Bosnian, English subs) focuses on the fortunes of Sasha, a dark, good looking nineteen-year-old son of a family who have moved from their native Montenegro to Cologne in Germany. Sasha is a talented pianist and his mother pushes him to be successful in his career. His father takes a more relaxed line towards his musical ambitions, whilst his happy-go-lucky brother is more interested in winning the affections of Jiao, Sasha's female friend whom his parents have wrongly assumed to be his girlfriend. From the start of the movie, however, it is clear that Sasha'a interests lie elsewhere...
In some ways the film follows a fairly standard plot narrative in which the protagonist has to face the potential perils of his family coming to know of his homosexual tendencies, and this perhaps means that there is little to distinguish it from other films in the same genre.
Having said that, the main characters (Sasha, his mother, father and brother) are all superbly played - particularly, I thought, the father, who, despite his prejudices, comes across as a very real and likeable person. The film's seriousness is lightened by some very nice moments of humour (the bidet scene is particularly amusing!). For me, the pay-off to watching the movie comes in the final scene between father and son which is wonderfully and movingly acted.
The two main 'Special features' on the disc are a Behind the Scenes featurette (12 min) and some Deleted Scenes totalling 24 minutes and including a potentially rather important subplot involving a gun.