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Vacuum in the cinema : the poison in your bed

disasters are not provided for in the temperate climate zones of the feeling. And if you arrive then, missing the words and rituals. You then need to sometimes be bridged with psychological clichés like the a woman after the separation of the hair cut short. If a Film is worn, the simultaneity of the dramaturgically and emotionally true perceptible, is already a performance.

"vacuum", the second feature film by Swiss Director Christine Repond, this is achieved by accurate, impartial observation, the approaches neither sentimental nor critical distancing. Both would quickly be able to happen in this story about the sudden vibration of a Mature relationship that is reminiscent of the British Drama "45 Years" (2015) with Charlotte Rampling. Meredith (Barbara Auer) and André (Robert Hunger-Buhler), a well-rehearsed middle-class life in Zurich hillside, he is an architect, she plays Tennis, takes care of the garden and grandchildren.

color - like mind able to move reliably in a late-winter grey-Blue-Beige Palette. In spite of its lean eighty minutes, the Film takes the time for the routines of a world in which everything is cared for: the house with the floor-to-ceiling Windows, dinner with friends, visits to the theatre and the Sex. The life is controllable and the worst Problem is the question of the room for the upcoming Celebration of the 35. The day of the wedding.

"Perhaps you thought we had died. But we are only married“ suggests André as the Text for the invitation. The joke gets a deep Echo, as Meredith learns that she is infected with HIV. First of all, you responded with denial. But the suspicion cannot be suppressed, after all other options are excluded: André must have it plugged in, because it soon turns out that he acts out the sexual needs, which are not in your child's life, in a brothel.

Sex as a zero-point of the communication

The Film is focused as much on Barbara Auer, the set plays the Break-up and Reassembling so spectacularly unspectacular that their outbreaks have a special force. Meredith faced André in the shower, and attacks him, they fight in the Nude on the bed: not quite young, far from perfect body. Here an intimacy with the viewer that has nothing Voyeuristic in itself. Sex was the poison that destroyed the relationship, just by Talking it is not to fight. The – in the important trades of women was responsible for the Film shows how Sex is the zero point of the communication, from which a new, different relationship can be established.

The sober narrative stance proves to be a special quality, because that's the way vacuum can have a look "" and not be Shy on the body and disease: aging, seeking, sick body. Drugs take. Puke. Freeze. For the sick and all of a sudden be sick. The doctor's offices and therapy groups, paste as new locations seamlessly into the Scenery, in its muted colors as well as in their specific mix of Expertise and perplexity. Finally, the Couple together on the way back to normal, handicapped and at the same time, gifted with a fresh start. The crisis as an opportunity: this is a cliché, and still occasionally applicable.

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