11 November 2013

The German Doctor, 2013 - ★★★★

One of the many joys of seeing a film at a festival is that it's possible to enter a screening knowing absolutely nothing about a film. This was the case with Wakolda and I didn't even have the benefit of the English title. From the start The German Doctor is a mysterious character but so is everybody else surrounding the family he encounters. The mystery slowly builds throughout and it was never obvious where the film was heading. I didn't even know what strand of the festival it was screening in and at one point thought it could turn to science fiction and/or horror which may have been terrible but the fact it seemed plausible is a credit to the film makers.

November 11, 2013 at 12:31PM

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