sorry for the mistakes!
are proudly among those persons who doesn’t understand
contemporary art. We are among those who remain bewildered in front of
some installations and in front of video art. And we don’t like
those artists that when they reach that status are allowed to do
anything. Any horrible shit. Because are artists.
It’s perhaps for this reason that we have so many problems
understanding this movie, loved by audiences and critics, which a
background of contemporary art, and then explode in a story that is not
post-punk, post- nuke, erotic or rape ravenge.
So what is this German movie of 1985? We ourselves several times
in 84’ minutes of a story that puts the cards on the table almost
immediately and follows its course without any special twists or
directing ideas, except for some moments when we see research of a good
Boring, slow and without those things typical of the gener to which, or
at least should do, is insprired (violence and eroticism) had as
already said positive criticism that emphasize the power of the
nightmare and the minimalism of the setting. For us the minimalism of
the setting it’s for the classical limits of the budget, and
nightmare it’s not too powerful.
The director is Eckhart Schmidt, an important artist that before making
this movie, joined several groups of German filmmakers in Monaco of
Bavaria, founded a music magazine, an a independent cinema company and
directed his most famous movie "Der Fan".
The idea of "Loft" is potentially very interesting, and leave us
lovely little doubt that the whole story could be a critique of
bourgeois society, not at all interested in art or a more general
criticism of a world that has lost its reason, poetry and values .
We are in a "post- nuke "Germany where war rages everywhere. But
despite this there are still artists who exhibit their works and there
are people, middle-class, which continues to go to see them.
Raoul and Raphaela are an engaged couple who go to an exhibition. But
this exposure doesn’t interest them and they prefer to find a
secluded place where to have sex. This indifference, however, angering
the artists whom at the end of the evening segregate the two,
beat them , bother them and did anything else you can imagine.
Raoul and Raphaela try by all means to escape from this trap, but
it’s not easy. In reality, what may seem like a simple reaction
to a lack of respec , hides deeper ideas of the torturers, who show a
It’s an interesting message, but the way does’t convince us. And beat us!.
Original Title : Loft
Alternative Titles : Loft - Die neue Saat der Gewalt
Directed by: Eckhart Schmidit
Cast: Andreas Jung , Rebecca Winter , Ralph Schicha , Karl -Heinz von
Liebezeit , Catarina Raacke , Paul Baur , Max Tidof , Sibylle Rauch
Production House : Barbara Moorse Workshop, KF Kinofilm , Wolfgang Odenthal Filmproduktion
Duration: 84 '