Gerald Wright's Movie Coverage
Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival - June 1-10, 2007
Director: Felicitas Korn
Germay, 2006, 92 mins.
Format: Super 16, 35 mm Blowup
Genre: Drama, Erotica
Nadja (Henrietta Heinze) storms through life, taking pictures and loving without compromise. Landing a prime photography gig with the popular "Sub Magazine" she's pretty much set. But she is still looking for the true moments in life: in her pictures during the day as a part time photography student and at night in her favorite club, dancing herself into ectasy with hefty flirts and quick sex.
When she meets Darius (Golo Euler), it like scenes from "Looking for Mr. Good Bar" because she is only interested in a one night stand. But sex with Darius opens her eyes to a deeper, more meaningful existence for which she is willing to give up everything else. A desperate fight between and passion begins in which Nadja dives headfirst and which threatens to overwhelm Darius. He at first wants commitment, but an unplanned pregnancy alters their world. Even more so is the abortion.
Meanwhile, Nadja is determined to use a photograph of her step sister Nike (Claire Oelker) in her work at Sub Magazine, but they don't want it and it can cost her the position, along with the fact that her middle aged father and divorced from her mother finds his true sexuality as being gay. This is a powerful film examining how love and the need to be loved exist.