Monday, 11 April 2016

'VICTORIA' MOVIE - THE OPENING SCENE, Directed by Sebastian Schipper



A festival favourite over the last few months, the film is notorious for its central conceit: It's a heist thriller filmed in only one take. That's right, a two-hour-plus film, with no edits.

Surprisingly, it lost out on a Best Foreign Language Oscar nomination due to the large amount of English dialogue, which seems somewhat ridiculous, not to mention unfair. If the director, writers, cast and crew are German ( with the exception of lead actress, Spain's Laia Costa )...then it's a German film, surely? Enjoy this very atmospheric opening sequence. 

WARNING: Contains strong strobe lighting.

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