Victoria 2015 MA15+

8.00PM Wed 25 May 2022 (2hrs 18mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘There’s a scene in Victoria in which the camera follows a girl from a dancefloor to the bar, to the street, to a corner shop, to a rooftop, to a car, to a bank robbery, to a shootout. You wait for the cut. But, throughout the German thriller’s two-hour running time, it never comes. In Victoria, a scene is the scene. All of it – the setup, the action, the climax – is one continuous take.’ The Guardian

‘Victoria, a young Spanish woman, dances through the Berlin scene with abandon. She meets four mates outside a club who introduce themselves as Sonne, Boxer, Blinker and Fuß. They quickly get chatting. Sonne and Victoria take a fancy to each other and slip away from the group at the first opportunity. But their tender flirting is rudely interrupted by the others because, for these pals, the night is far from over. To settle an old debt they have to pull off a dodgy deal. And because one of them is too drunk, they decide that Victoria, of all people, should take over the role of driver. What began as a game suddenly becomes deadly serious.
Working from his own script, actor and director Sebastian Schipper tells the story of a breathless night on the streets of the metropolis. The camera seamlessly intertwines the passing of time and numerous locations, placing the audience right in the centre of the action. Alongside the audacious gang, we gaze out across the city from tower block roofs, saunter along deserted pavements and hide out in secluded courtyards as apparently random events coalesce into a dramatic tour de force.’ Berlin Film Festival

MA15+ | Strong violence and brief nudity

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, STEREO, 138 MINUTES, GERMANY, ENGLISH, GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR:  SEBASTIAN SCHIPPER / SCRIPT: OLIVIA NEERGAARD-HOLM, SEBASTIAN SCHIPPER, EIKE FREDERIK SCHULZ / CINEMATOGRAPHER: STURLA BRANDTH GRØVLEN / EDITOR: OLIVIA NEERGAARD-HOLM / CAST: LAIA COSTA, FREDERICK LAU, FRANZ ROGOWSKI / PRINT SOURCE /RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP