Kalinka

2016

Biography / Crime / Drama

186
IMDb Rating 7 10 1

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Marie-Josée Croze as Nathalie
Sebastian Koch as Ludwig Müntze
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702.34 MB
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French
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23.976 fps
87 min
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1.46 GB
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French
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23.976 fps
87 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tchitouniaram 10 / 10 / 10

Absolutely brilliant movie!

Absolutely brilliant movie!Once again,bravo to European cinematography! Without any embellishments or Hollywood style bull-dang,simple touching ,true story of grief,sacrifice,father's love and fight for justice... To anybody, who liked this film and has a strong stomach for extreme violence and disturbing story strongly advise to watch another film on French language, but made in Quebec:"7 jours du Tallion" Anyhow, one of the few films, I happily give a 10!!!

Reviewed by stuka24 7 / 10 / 10

Deadly obsession.

Disturbing film about the true case of Bamberski. He was lucky enough to have a couple of sidekicks: the good lawyer who works alone, like him, the German translator, and faithful Cécille, who withstands a lot. His dad in his alpine retreat is also understanding, gives him the best advice. André had a life as a businessman, not very kind to his employees as we see in the first scene, but has his life transformed by the death of her daughter. The film doses the truth very well, and doesn't' shy away from showing the darker aspects of André. He is shown speaking alone while working, attempting acts that are not very lawful, and with a single- mindedness that could end with somebody at any moment. My favourite moment is him eating and resting alone in his car, a homage to "L'adversaire" in my humble opinion (one of the best films I've ever seen). The differences between the two roles are stark, nevertheless. Daniel A. can pull off basically any role he's thrown at, with a lesser actor this film would have been just stock material. The director succeeded into making Marie-Josée Croze an unlikable woman ;). Her character could have more character development, I didn't understand much her (lack of) reactions and why did she never react to André's truths, not even at the cemetery when they cross paths with A. I didn't feel much like going to Germany after watching this film ;). It looks like a foreign country, cold, with a difficult language, a juridical system that protects people like Dieter K. and rather absurd legal decisions. Hadn't it been for Andre's stubbornness, Kalina's case would have been buried. The German system doesn't come off very well in this film ;). It may have to do with French-German relationships, not always loving, but it's for Europeans to give opinions on that. Overall, a great film. Not entirely pleasurable to watch but, given the material, a well told story, without melodrama or demagogy. Recommended!

Reviewed by lizardjims 7 / 10 / 10

A father's struggle against a dysfunctional judicial system and bureaucracy.

This is a story based on real events and it revolves around a gruesome case of a teenager in Germany by her step-father who is a renowned physician. Daniel Auteil is excellent in his performance as the girl's biological father, André Bamberski who begins a crusade in order to find the truth about his daughter's rape and murder. His quest for vindication covers a time-span of almost thirty years, from 1974 till 2009 and it takes place to both France and Germany. Sebastian Koch is equally splendid in the role of the shady doctor who takes advantage of his patients' trust and steals André's wife. I found the movie to be quite distressing as the audience knows that it is -partly- true and its relatively short running time (almost 80 minutes in total) makes it a viewing experience that at no time becomes tedious or uninteresting. The director, Vincent Garenq, has great thriller movies such as "Présumé coupable" and "L'enquête" in his filmography. This movie is on the borderline between two genres, crime fiction, and true crime. To sum up, "Au Nom de ma Fille" is a rewarding artistic experience, very well-shot with some really great acting. Not to miss!

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