Time Out says
It’s also when the film takes off. Till then, the deft if unremarkable portraits of three idealistic, politically disaffected young folk are marred by excessive emphasis on the growing intimacy between Jan and Jule, mostly played out as mushy music-accompanied montage (thrashing chords make these scenes no less dramatically mawkish). But when Hardenberg (Burghart Klaussner) turns up to find a couple of Edukators at work on his home, the situation becomes more complicated, the movie more complex. Room’s found, amid the suspense, for proper political/ethical discussion, emotional development and a broadening of themes explored, so that we get an engagingly human account of a changing world and changed individuals. It’s never preachy, often funny and touching and, while pointing to global injustice, wisely refrains from simplistic heroes and villains stereotypes. It’s still a pity about that music, though.
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