Victoria (2015)

Victoria (2015)

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German crime drama that shows a Berlin bank robbery in one unbroken shot (like Birdman and Fish & Cat). Winner of the Silver Bear (Best Director) and nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

2015Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language and drug use133 minsGermanyGerman, Spanish and English in English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Sebastian Schipper ('Sometime in August', 'A Friend of Mine')
Cast:
Franz RogowskiFrederick LauLaia Costa

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Victoria (2015) | Awards

Award Winner
Silver Berlin Bear winner at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival

Victoria (2015) | Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

This year has given us plenty of extended one-shot sequences, from the incredible boxing match in Creed to the slightly pointless long take in Legend. Oscar-winner Birdman, in particular, showed how doing an entire film as one digitally-stitched shot can put us vividly in the driver’s seat of a dazed and confused mind. But this bold German crime drama uses one ACTUAL take to bind you into the seat of a locked vehicle going downhill, and the results are more thrilling than any of those films before it.

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Variety

Variety

The sheer centripetal force of the film's vigorous technique never loses its hold.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The acting, especially by Costa, is first rate.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A sensational cinematic stunt.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Despite the strong performances, it’s Schipper’s single-shot conceit that makes Victoria such a bracing triumph.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

A pulsating one-take thriller.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Given how much time and effort went into "Victoria," it would be nice to be able to say that the film's story is every bit as involving as its camerawork, but that is not the case.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It is a testament to the immersive immediacy of Victoria that the scale of its technical achievement only really dawns on you afterwards.

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