The title may sound forbidding, but this wicked satire about... well, sex, pity and loneliness among contemporary German urbanites, is a spirited, darkly funny view of the way we live now.
Director Lars Montag interweaves the stories of 13 characters. Among them are an angry, disgraced teacher who goes ballistic because his supermarket doesn’t carry his favorite flavor of Kettle Chips; a preening racist cop and his equally racist sort-of girlfriend; an unhappily married beekeeper who discovers his long dormant desire for men; the beekeeper’s runaway teenage daughter, who’s pursued by a randy young Arab immigrant and a self-flagellating Christian lad; a sex-for-hire couple who insist on dressing in white; and a newly divorced woman whose encounter with a young hustler does not go according to her very specific set of erotic instructions.
A cheerfully bleak exploration of frustrated desire, rage, solipsism and misdirected love, Montag’s ambitious fresco will elicit laughs, gasps and, perhaps, self-reflection.
|Original Language Title:||Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid|
|Running Time:||119 minutes|
|Producers:||Werner C. Barg|
|Principal Cast:||Bernhard Schütz, Jan Henrik Strahlberg, Friederike Kempter, Rainer Bock, Maria Hofstätter|
|Screenwriter:||Helmut Krausser, Lars Montag|