König der Murmelspieler (1993)30K
König der Murmelspieler: Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen. A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down hotel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.
“Beautifully shot and played, this tale of a young boy coping with the depression better than his father (who has left him alone in seek of work) trips along nicely, detailing the superkidu0026#39;s adventures in thirties America in rich colours and lavish period detail. Although it could be accused of overdoing the rose-tinted spectacles, itu0026#39;s a warm and mellow look at a dark and grimy time, and includes enough unpleasantness to keep that fact in the vieweru0026#39;s mind. Although the hotel-dwelling salesman living on the edge of subsistence is not a new theme, any more than that of the capable child flourishing in adversity, Soderberg brings a timeless quality and a steady, gentle mood to this piece, making it more about the hearts of the people than the tragic times which are displayed. Jesse Bradford, as the central child, and Adrien Brody as his older friend, really shine. Nice.”