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Beloved Sisters is the story of a sorta, kinda love triangle between the great playwright and poet Friedrich Schiller (one of the dramaturges from whom we get the phrase stϋrm and drang of which there is more than enough of in this period piece, thank you very much) and the two sisters whom he loved, one of whom he married, and both of whom he slept with.
It’s also one of these films in which the only reason the women have for existence is their love and passion for a man and when they can’t get him, they cry, beat their breasts, wail against the injustices of the universe, throw tantrums, have nervous breakdowns and finally have what is known in impolite society as a knockdown, drag out cat fight.
No, I’m not joking, they have a cat fight.
But even that’s not the worst of it.
The worst of it is just how slow, tedious and, well, to be ruthlessly honest, how…boring the whole thing is.
I mean, it may be German, but you ain’t gonna find no blitzkrieg here. Continue reading