In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American, which he would have preferred) from Nazi-Berlin, and finds himself in the legendary Hotel Lux, the 'lost paradise' of the Comintern, in Moscow. Everyone believes that Zeisig is a man named Hansen, Hitler's personal astrologer. But Zeisig quickly realizes that he's gone from the frying pan into the fire. In the Hotel Lux he meets his friends Frida and later Meyer again, still passionate communists. For the three idealists an adventure between love and death begins to run his course.
Writer:Leander Haußmann (screenplay), Uwe Timm (based on motifs by), Volker Einrauch (based on motifs by)
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Carrie S (ca) wrote: After 15+ years of alcohol abuse, I quit drinking 3 months ago. now at 31 I realise I've only ever been in one serious relationship, and with a person that was also an alcoholic. Needless to say that relationship had some great highs but many many lows and inevitably self destructed. Those truely were Days Of Wine And Roses, and I might cry at this movie like I did when I seen that one. Amanda I don't blame you anymore.
Oona M (it) wrote: I think the movie was good coming from a huge black family i could relate to these things
Art S (nl) wrote: I have a lot of time for John Sayles -- who else makes the kind of movies that he does? Multi-character, multi-cultural, kinda preachy but with that "fight the power" spirit. This "detective story" takes on the corporations that are despoiling the environment and buying politicians to help them do it. A few star turns and Chris Cooper does GWB.
Michael S (fr) wrote: I liked it for it's honest brutality and for providing a window inside kidnappings in Venezuela, which, according to the film are an every day occurrence. The ending also took a neat twist. However, I did find some of the actions by the victimized couple a bit unbelievable.
Sylvia A (ca) wrote: Scandal is the best of the best.... Must not miss this Thursday the season finale
Angela L (gb) wrote: Real shitty. Lousy attempt to making some sort of abstract thriller is lousy.
Tracy C (kr) wrote: Funny, worth the watch to see these old farts!