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Our tastes for the cinema of pre-1989 East Germany may have been roughened by spy/action fare. This movie delivers almost the direct opposite of those expectations: subtle, detailed and slow-burning, it burns nonetheless. In its own way, it's a high-tension suspense thriller, with a rich moral sense of life and its actualities under continuous clumsy, bureaucratic surveillance and the threat of state violence.
Sadly a little too predictable to be rewarding.
Interesting, but not reliable.
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