TIFF 2018 Review: Most Beautiful Couple (Germany/Spain 2018) ***

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2018. Go to TIFF 2018 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

The Most Beautiful Couple Poster

Young couple vacationing in Mallorca is attacked by three young men.  One of the young men, Sascha (Leonard Kunz) rapes Liv (Luise Heryer).  Writer/director Sven Taddicken takes his film two years later into the present setting where after therapy the couple, two teachers have recovered, after going through therapy,  Almost! 

 Until Malte, the husband (Maximilian Bruckner) sees the rapist, by chance on the street.  He accosts him, he retaliates, and things get worse ending with a full confrontational climax, together with Sascha’s girlfriend, Jenny (Jasna Fritz Bauer).  The film is reminiscent of Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES.  Whereas FUNNY GAMES is more cinematic, Taddicken’s is more realistic dealing with how the couple felt and what will push them past their limits.  

A well executed credible thriller from start to finish making the film one of the low-budget gems of the festival.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYokr-eDMSI

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