The Princess and the Warrior
- Tom Tykwer
- Reviewed by
- a.k.a. Jacinda
- Review date
- Sunday, October 29, 2000
Franka Potente (she also played Lola) stars as Sissi, a woman who is living inside a psychiatry as one of the caretakers. Benno Fürmann portrays Bodo, a man who lives in his own secluded world since the death of his girlfriend. The two characters meet under weird circumstances when Bodo saves Sissi's life. She decides to search for Bodo in order to rescue him and to find true love. The two characters have to go through a lot before they can find themselves individually as well as each other.
While Sissi seems outerworldly, Bodo is portrayed in a very sensitive but also masculine way. Potente´s and Fürmann´s performances can only be called outstanding. The movie also features an amazing supporting cast (especially Joachim Król).
Besides this the visuals of the movie are stunning. I was totally overwhelmed by some scenes and the way they were filmed. Some pictures will remain unforgettable. I can't really tell why this movie touched me so deeply. With some movies I can't really explain it. It deals with essential feelings: the process of finding yourself, love and humanity. I can only say it was an overwhelming experience to watch these amazing shots combined with the great score by Pale 3.
I would even go as far as to say it has been the best movie I've watched this year. I wonder why this movie wasn't in competition at the Venice Film Festival. It should have won all awards for being a masterpiece.
If you ever have the chance to see this one, go for it Grouch!
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