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7.8
/10
1,419 Ratings

Baden Baden

Directed by Rachel Lang
Belgium, France, 2016
Drama

Synopsis

After a failed attempt at working on a film set, Ana, 26, returns to Strasbourg. Over the summer that follows, she decides to replace her grandmother’s bathtub with a walk-in shower, harvest plums, lose her driver’s license, and get back with her ex. In short, Ana tries to get her life together.

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Baden Baden Directed by Rachel Lang
Baden Baden’s bathroom is the backdrop for Shakespearian comic relief and gives structure to the film’s intentionally aimless, episodic narrative.
September 27, 2016
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It’s an intimate, at times seemingly whimsical narrative that appears to drift almost free-associatively from episode to episode. But it’s unified by a distinctive humour and intelligence, crisp visuals, and Richard’s intensely charismatic presence.
February 12, 2016
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Very little happens in terms of a traditional plot, though Lang manages to keep things interesting enough through an eclectic blend of minimal realism, deadpan comedy and a handful of sequences bordering on the surreal, including a recurring dream where Ana follows Boris through the jungle like Eve in the Garden of Eden.
February 12, 2016
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