Actors: Hannelore Elsner, Karl Kranzkowski, Bastian Trost, Serpil Turhan
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Rot und blau (Red and Blue)|
|Barbara is a successful middle aged architect in Berlin. Although she has a few regrets and drinks a little, she is a good wife and mother, has terrific friends, and enjoys her work. Then one day she gets a phone call from Ilke, the 20-something daughter she had by a Turkish boyfriend -- a highly successful carpet dealer she hasn't seen in 20 years. The girl, whose father has died, has come to Berlin looking for her mother and employs a private detective with some secrets of his own to find her. This charming, somewhat aimless 2003 German movie by Rudolf Thome, resembles "Secrets and Lies" in some respects but is less intense and amiably inclined to leave a lot of loose ends. For example, gangsters after the huge amount of cash Ilke is carrying (her father's legacy) intrude, but are never identified and are left to slide. Mostly, the story focuses on the delicate formation of a mother-daughter bond.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Rot und blau (Red and Blue)|
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Time/era of movie:
- present (2000-2010)
Special relationship with
Inner struggle or disability
- search for family/history
- business executive
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn wavey
- (woman) ample bosom & buttocks
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Black)
- (woman) long straight
- (woman) very skinny
How much in movie?
- an organization
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
- Occasional swearing
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