Exhilarating and astonishingly ambitious, Victoria is an adrenaline-fuelled heist thriller set on the streets of nighttime Berlin that features the staggering technical feat of being shot in a single, unbroken take.
Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets four local guys outside a nightclub in the early hours of the morning. Sonne and his friends are Berliners who promise to show her the real side of the city. Striking up a friendship, they take to a nearby rooftop to continue the night. But when the group are suddenly forced to repay a debt to a member of the city’s criminal underworld, the night quickly spirals out of control.
Winner of the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement at Berlinale 2015, Victoria is a breathless, visceral thrill-ride of a film. Aided by a booming techno soundtrack by German composer Nils Frahm, it is a must-see for fans of edge-of-your-seat thrillers and boundary-pushing cinema.
I don't like meaningless hyperbole but Victoria is a brilliant car crash, both chaotic and serene, spearheaded by outstanding performances in front of...
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I don't like meaningless hyperbole but Victoria is a brilliant car crash, both chaotic and serene, spearheaded by outstanding performances in front of and behind the camera. I'll need time to reflect, and a second viewing to say for sure, but I have no qualms saying that Victoria is the best film I have seen in 2016 - if not one of the greatest I have seen in my life. Go into this with as little awareness of the plot as possible and enjoy.