The rabbits of Berlin (Krolik po berlińsku and Esterhazy reviewed)


Królik po berlinsku (2009, Poland/Germany)

Seen: Tuesday, 15th December 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 52′
Director: Bartosz Konopka
Production House: MS Films, Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion, Telewizja Polska, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), Lichtpunt, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep (VPRO), Polish Film Institute, Media, Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
Plot: A documentary about the wild rabbits which used to live between the Berlin Walls and how their reality changed along with the political system.


Impressions In Short
A good way to talk about the change of political system that occurred in this part of Europe.

More About the Film
It’s basically a really good documentary to watch if you’re at all interested in communist Europe. Even if you don’t know much about it (which is the case with me for example ;-P) then this film will give you a very good feel for it.
The story itself is very amusing - how the rabbits got used to existing between the two walls. They really found the perfect place for themselves, no predators, lots of grass… The story is so absurd that it doesn’t seem true, but it is.

Yes, it’s definitely a really nice documentary.

Esterhazy (2009, Germany/Poland)

Seen: Tuesday, 15th December 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 25′
Director: Izabela Plucinska
Production House: Donten & Lacroix Films
Plot: An animated film about a rabbit from Vienna that looks for a female partner in Berlin.


Impressions In Short
Silly and not particularly funny :]

More About the Film
I didn’t like this one much. The humour didn’t appeal to me at all and it didn’t have much depth. I have no idea what its point was exactly.
And I really don’t have much else to say, so this is my shortest review ever ;)


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