"Free Radicals (Bose Zellen)"
Directed by Barbara Albert
Barbara Albert's ensemble drama explores the seemingly
random interactions that occur between individuals connected to Manu, an
Austrian woman who miraculously survives a plane crash to die years later in
a banal and unexpected auto accident. Engrossed by questions of fate and
chance, Albert crafts a rich character mosaic in the tradition of Robert
Altman and P.T. Anderson's Magnolia. An intelligent, viscerally intellectual
exercise in ensemble acting and associative montage, enlivened with some
terrific visual and dramatic ideas" (J. Hoberman, Village Voice). German
with English subtitles. 120 minutes.