A E I O U – Das schnelle Alphabet der Liebe

a film by Nicolette Krebitz. In German with English subtitles.

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Anna is 60 and her acting heyday is now behind her. She lives on her own but has a friend and con­fi­dant in her down­s­tairs neigh­bour Michel, who is also sin­gle. Reluctantly, Anna accepts a job as a lan­guage coach for 17-year-old Adrian who has a speech impe­di­ment and is some­thing of a mis­fit. She reco­gni­s­es him as the boy who recent­ly snat­ched her hand­bag in the street …
“Irresistible” is the term that springs to mind when describ­ing this light-foo­ted and humo­rous sto­ry of an impos­si­ble love affair bet­ween a thief and a lady. Director Nicolette Krebitz hand­les the fra­gi­le balan­ce bet­ween the dic­ta­tes of socie­ty and the heart with gre­at care. The fresh breath of free­dom blows through a nar­ra­ti­ve that makes room for a nod to old West Berlin, some gent­le teasing of Germany’s French neigh­bours, and even a ghost that is cha­sed away to make way for new pos­si­bi­li­ties. But most of all, A E I O U is a pas­sio­na­te love let­ter to Sophie Rois and, perhaps through her, all the bril­li­ant actors neglec­ted by an indus­try all too fond of young blood. Well, it turns out that the­se young play­ers, embo­di­ed here by new­co­mer Milan Herms, not only look up to their more expe­ri­en­ced peers, they tru­ly love them.

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DE/FR 2022, 104 Min., dt.OmeU
Regie: Nicolette Krebitz
Kamera: Reinhold Vorschneider
Schnitt: Bettina Böhler
mit: Sophie Rois, Udo Kier, Milan Herms, Nicolas Bridet

Trailer:
AEIOU — A Quick Alphabet of Love new clip offi­cial from Berlin Film Festival 2022 – 23
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