Film

Im Schatten

OUT NOW! A backsliding felon returns to what he knows best: hotel corridors, empty parking lots and armed robbery without all the messiness of mindless conversation.

When Trojan (Misel Maticevic) gets out of prison, he picks up exactly where he left off: organizing armed robberies. Director Thomas Arslan’s visual language echoes his sparse narrative style as we follow Trojan to hotel rooms and empty parking lots in a very grey Berlin. It’s fascinating how much a movie of so few words manages to say. Easily the best German film of the year. Opens October 7. German OV.