Beloved Sisters

Beloved Sisters

Die Geliebten Schwestern

Downloadable Video - 2015
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Beloved Sisters depicts the unconventional romance between two aristocratic sisters and a rebellious poet who took the European literary world by storm in the late eighteenth century.
Publisher: [United States] :, Music Box Films,, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 170 min.)) : sd., col.
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Sep 15, 2018

A failed love affair with an idea. Although the casting of the three principle parts was perfect, the personalities alone could not sustain this film. The writing was all over the place. The voice over narration had no identity and seemed a bad substitution for good editing and for writing scenes that would speak for themselves. The cinematography was beautiful, as were the venues which were chosen from Schiller's life. In my opinion, Dominik Graf feel in love with a fantasy, a faint impression (from one letter) of a relationship that is not supported by literary or historical facts, which he tried to conjure up from an illusion but which never really took form. I understand there is a shorter version of this (I watched the three hour director's cut on DVD) but it really was a long, hot mess. I give this film a 4 (poor) out of 10. [Period Romantic Drama]

Quite tedious, does not stand the test of time

Oct 13, 2015

To call this the story of a 'threesome' (or even a 'ménage à trois', which is literally true) is bound to mislead, for the film evokes an 18th-century sensibility in which love and passion are the forces at play,, not sex (the bedroom scenes are brief and quite mild). The acting is good, the director's hand is light, and the film's recreation of small-town, rural Germany is a visual treat. This DVD has the director's cut which runs close to three hours: that is the one area for complaint, as the film starts to feel repetitive. (through there is a very nice visual towards the end that sums up the relationship of the three). Anyhow, be prepared for a long evening!

Jul 31, 2015

One of the best films I've seen this year. I usually get bored with period films but the story that incorporates the growth of printing and the French Revolution made it more interesting and added great impact on the film.

d2013 Jun 28, 2015

Interesting romantic drama set in 18th century Germany. Good but lengthy!

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