3.5

GFF: 25km/h

Drama Comedy


 

Two brothers reconnect at their father's funeral and make an impetuous decision to take a journey from the Black Forest to the Baltic Sea on mopeds.

This big-hearted movie is about a special road trip, the protagonists may be estranged but they discover that beneath their animosity they share a strong familial bond. The depiction of the hostility between the brothers rings true, as do the other elements of their relationship in this discovery of freedom. The director makes the most of the countryside setting and the languid speed of the road buddies, all the while allowing for surprising encounters along the way. Slow down.

Anne Murphy

German Film Festival 2019
115 mins