MAKING UP!

Content -3
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Release Date: January 01, 1970

Starring: Katya Rieman, Nina Kronjager, Gedeen Burkhard, Max Tidof

Genre: Comedy

Audience:

Rating: NR TIME: 60 minutes STARRING:
Katya Rieman, Nina Kronjager,
Gedeen Burkhard, Max
Tidof DIRECTOR: Katja Von
Garnier PRODUCER: Ewa
Karlstrom WRITER: Katja Von
Garnier, Benjamin Taylor &
Hannes Jaenicke GENRE:
Comedy CONTENT: (H, LL, SSS,
NN, A) Humanism; 15
obscenities & 5 profanities; 1
explicit fornication scene;
partial female nudity; and,
social drinking. THE CORIOLIS
EFFECT Quality: * *
Acceptability: -3 RATING:
NR TIME: 25 minutes STARRING:
Dana Ashbrook, James Wilder,
Corrine Bohrer, & Jennifer
Rubin DIRECTOR: Louis
Venosta PRODUCER: Kathryn
Arnold WRITER: Louis
Venosta GENRE: Drama CONTENT:
(H, LLL, SSS, NN, A) Humanism;
37 obscenities & 5
profanities; 1 explicit
fornication scene & implied
adultery; partial female
nudity; and, extensive alcohol
consumption. SUMMARY:
Released as a short film
double feature, the German
comedy MAKING UP! and the
homegrown drama THE CORIOLIS
EFFECT both deal with issues
of friendship, love and
insecurity without saying
anything meaningful about
them. One explores the racy
adventures of two single women
set against the backdrop of
contemporary Munich. The other
examines the friendship of two
male, American storm-chasers
as they face danger and
disloyalty. Viewers should be
aware that both films contain
explicit sexual content as
well as numerous obscenities
and profanities. IN BRIEF

Runtime: 60 minutes

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Director: Katja Von Garnier

Executive Producer:

Producer: Ewa Karlstrom

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Summary:

Released as a short film double feature, the German comedy MAKING UP! and the homegrown drama THE CORIOLIS EFFECT both deal with issues of friendship, love and insecurity without saying anything meaningful about them. One explores the racy adventures of two single women set against the backdrop of contemporary Munich. The other examines the friendship of two male, American storm-chasers as they face danger and disloyalty. Viewers should be aware that both films contain explicit sexual content as well as numerous obscenities and profanities.

Review:

Released as a short film double feature, the German comedy MAKING UP! and the homegrown drama THE CORIOLIS EFFECT both deal with issues of friendship, love and insecurity without saying anything meaningful about any of them. Playing like a failed sitcom pilot and set against the backdrop of contemporary Munich, MAKING UP! follows the racy adventures of two single women while they sort out which man is for which. Faring slightly better and aiming for the kind of weighty surrealism found in the best TWILIGHT ZONE episodes, THE CORIOLIS EFFECT is a dark and muddled story about two storm-chasing friends who come to terms with their deepest fears in the face of danger and disloyalty.

Already a hit in Germany, MAKING UP! has opened to enthusiastic reviews stateside. This is disappointing since it trades in tired relationship clich├ęs without bringing anything new to the mix, coasting on the over-hyped novelty of its European sensibilities (or lack thereof). On the other hand, THE CORIOLIS EFFECT, shot in black and white, shows a flair for stark, rigidly framed compositions which gives the film an elegant, though remote, look. It is, however, crammed with superfluous dialogue and symbolism which slows it to a crawl. Viewers should be aware that both films contain explicit sexual content, as well as numerous obscenities and profanities.

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