Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB
Original title: Die Blaue Stunde
Switzerland/Germany, 1992. Marcel Gisler Filmproduktion, Schweizer Fernsehen, Westdeutscher Rundfunk. Screenplay by Marcel Gisler, Andreas Herder, Rudolf Nadler. Cinematography by Ciro Cappellari. Produced by Marcel Gisler, Joachim von Mengershausen. Music by Paul Bley. Production Design by Kirsten Johannsen. Costume Design by Beatrix Demleitner. Film Editing by Bettina Bohler.
Soft, subtle drama about love in unexpected places. A male prostitute has found himself growing numb to his emotions from spending his days being used for other men’s pleasure; his next-door neighbour is a woman whose relationship with her boyfriend is anything but satisfying. Through chance encounters and day-to-day experiences, these two manage to strike up a meaningful friendship and ease the disaffected nature of their lives. It’s not a spectacular movie, but that’s actually a good reason to watch it; its charm is in not trying too hard, and the performances by both the leads are excellent and very endearing.