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As Compliance Manager, Ana (Elisa Schlott) is deeply concerned checking one of the company’s accounts, so she goes directly to Mr. Mailing (Mathias Herrmann), and catches him leaving with a friend (Steffen Wink) for the weekend. Concurrently: a police sting is in its final phase. Meanwhile, Ozzy (Martin Semmelrogge) and Carsten (Tilman Strauß) discuss business prospects, even perhaps with the Austrian, “Wiener” (Christian Strasser). Ozzy’s mood is doubly good-cum-antsy; his boxer is fighting tonight. Once in the old, rambling multi-storied warehouse with its many twisty passageways, rooms within rooms and throbbing temperamental vitality, the security guards and patrons blend. As nature takes its course, emotions escalate. On this particular Friday night into the wee hours of Saturday foes and friends meet, but it is fate that controls every move, and destiny decides the outcome.

In his debut feature film director Tim Dünschede set the bar high, and with Anil Kizilbuga’s tight, terse screenplay sure handedly delivers a compelling, suspenseful thriller. Doubly impressive is that it was filmed in one take, i.e., without a break. For 89-minutes Holger Jungnickel’s camera follows the protagonists. One character leads to another and in/out of cars, up/down stairs, through doorways, and into one situation while leaving another. Because of that, Limbo has a different rhythm (than what audiences are familiar with) so stay focused. Which is easy, insofar as the timing, choreography, dialogue and flow is gripping. Explicit collaboration and organization among director, camera, cast—brilliant—and crew – particularly lighting (Kai Giegerich) and sound (Miguel Murrieta Vásquez) – was essential; the precise blocking necessary was unquestionably complex. David Reichelt’s variable score unwaveringly piques, and follows the tempo set onscreen. The result is staggeringly impressive. The ruse is not up, though, until the twist at the end – unforeseen, unforgettable. German language. (Marinell Haegelin)


A Toy Story – Alles hört auf kein Kommando (Toy Story 4) (2019)

A Toy Story – Alles hört auf kein Kommando (Toy Story 4) (2019)

All I Never Wanted (2019)

Apollo 11 (2019)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Bernadette (Where'd You Go, Bernadette) (2019)

Bis dann, mein Sohn (So long my Son, Di Jiu tian chang) (2019)

Cunningham (2019)

Das Kapital Im 21. Jahrhundert (Capital in the Twenty-First Century) (2019)

Das Wunder von Marseille (Fahim) (2019)

Deutschstunde (The German Lesson) (2019)

Die Obskuren Geschichten eines Zugreisenden (Advantages of Travelling by Train, Ventajas de viajar en tren) (2019)

Die schönste Zeit unseres Lebens (La belle époque) (2019)

Downton Abbey (2019)

Drei Tage und ein Leben (Three Days and a Life, Trois jours et une vie) (2019)

Ich war noch niemals in New York (2019)

Jenseits des Sichtbaren - Hilma af Klint (Beyond The Visible - Hilma af Klint) (2019)

Joker (2019)

Klasse Deutsch (German Class) (2019)

Limbo (2019)

Little Women (2019)

Nur eine Frau (A Regular Woman) (2019)

Official Secrets (2019)

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019)

Pavarotti (2019)

Rocketman (2019)

Spione Undercover – Eine Wilde Verwandlung (Spies in Disguise) (2019)

Sterne über uns (2019)

The Dead Don't Die (2019)

The Farewell (2019)

The Gentlemen (2019)

The Irishman (2019)

TKKG (2019)

Wir (Us) (2019)

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Dark Phoenix) (2019)

Yesterday (2019)

7500 (2019)

7500 (2019)

Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace (Amazing Grace) (2019)

David Copperfield - Einmal Reichtum und zurück (The Personal History of David Copperfield) (2019)

Der Fall Richard Jewell (Richard Jewell) (2019)

Die Eiskönigin 2 (Frozen II) (2019)

Inna de Yard – The Soul of Jamaica (2019)

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Knives Out – Mord Ist Familiensache (Knives Out) (2019)

Königin (Queen of Hearts, Dronningen) (2019)

Late Night (2019)

Leid und Herrlichkeit (Pain and Glory, Dolor y Gloria) (2019)

Maleficent: Mächte der Finsternis (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) (2019)

Mulan (2020)

Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019)

Portrait einer jungen Frau in Flammen (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019)

Roads (2019)

Sorry We Missed You (2019)

The Dead Don't Die (2019)

The Kindness of Strangers - Kleine Wunder unter Fremden (The Kindness of Strangers) (2019)

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