By Joe McGovern
Updated January 07, 2015 at 05:00 AM EST
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Beloved Sisters

type
  • Movie

German filmmaker Dominik Graf speculates—at length—about the 18th-century love triangle between nerd-stud playwright Friedrich Schiller (Florian Stetter) and two gorgeous sisters (Hannah Herzsprung and Henriette Confurius). Graf has a knack for the zoom lens, which recalls Kubrick’s ironic Barry Lyndon, but he walks so carefully through the minefield of melodrama that when an occasional blast of purple dialogue is triggered (such as ”Save me from my passion!”), it only makes you wish for the unintellectual bodice ripper that the movie should have been. C+

Beloved Sisters

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
runtime
  • 170 minutes
director
  • Dominik Graf

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