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  • Summary: After being the lone survivor of a gruesome plane crash, Manu (Resetaritis) returns to a small Austrian town and successfully rebuilds her life. Five years after the near-fatal accident, Manu is surrounded by family members, friends, husband and a lovely young daughter. But for the sake of destiny - or chance - Manu's good luck disappears. (Kino International) Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 75
    Brims with energy, carefully drawn characters and fine acting.
  2. Deftly intercutting between several tenuously-connected lives, Barbara Albert's astringent drama is transformed by bright flashes of compassion.
  3. The parallel stories don't always dovetail with each other smoothly, but the acting is strong and the atmosphere is powerful.
  4. 70
    An intelligent, viscerally intellectual exercise in ensemble acting and associative montage, enlivened with some terrific visual and dramatic ideas.
  5. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    60
    An often compelling drama, marbled with dry humor and flecked with the supernatural, that provides food for thought but doesn't quite reach the brass ring.
  6. Despite the melodramatic plot twists, there's little emotional resonance to the proceedings, and the film's attempts to link them in metaphysical fashion prove overly ambitious and pretentious.
  7. At first I thought this was a Michael Haneke knockoff, but it's more depressing and less edifying than most of those narrative experiments, which is why I eventually tuned it out.

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