Essential Cinema: The Days Between: A Brief Survey of the Berlin School


Directed by Ulrich Köhler

Germany, 2002, 1h 25min, DCP, In German and English with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  The Days Between: A Brief Survey of the Berlin School

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“Critic’s Pick! Köhler’s first film is a secretive and beautifully observant study of teenage disaffection.”
The New York Times

“Resembles ’70s pics like FIVE EASY PIECES. Perfs are excellent all around, with Dogma-like naturalism never pushed to any showy effect.”

“Considerably more complicated than the love triangle it might seem on its surface. Concludes ambivalently and ingeniously.”
Sight & Sound

Quintessential in any look at the Berlin School, the debut of Ulrich Köhler (IN MY ROOM) is a wry portrait of a German soldier (Lennie Burmeister) who goes AWOL only to return to his childhood home where his older brother (Devid Striesow) is vacationing along with his Danish girlfriend (Trine Dyrholm). A beguiling look at German youths adrift.