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Bliss (Glück)

Germany 2021
produced by
Martin Heisler for Flare Film, ZDF (Das Kleine Fernsehspiel)
directed by Henrika Kull
starring Katharina Behrens, Eva Collé, Nele Kayenberg, Jean-Luc Bubert, Petra Kauner, Bence Máté, Sarah Junghauss, Mandy Schicker, Christina-Madalina David, Dennis Singert, Mario Feldman, Jochen Andreas Cüsow, Kai Rudolph, Mario Mentrup, Pierre Emö, Ricardas Myka, Carsten Geisler, Jannis Eli Pose, Mike Hoffmann, Luise Helm, Amber Richter
written by Henrika Kull, music by Dascha Dauenhauer

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Sascha's (Katharina Behrens) a seasoned prostitute who has seen pretty much everything - but when new girl Maria (Eva Collé) starts working at the company, she immediately shows interest, and when Maria "forgets" something at work, she quickly volunteers to return it to her ... to find out Maria's as interested in her as vice versa. At first, this only leads to quick sex, but it's not long before both women realize it's more than just a sexual thing, they're more to each other than just a quick fix, and so it's not long before the two of them become a couple. And they're happy, too, as they manage to not let their professional sex stand in the way of their private sex life. But then Sascha has the idea to take Maria back to her hometown in the country to introduce her to her friends - and let it slip that they're both prostitutes. A few days later, one of the locals, Mike (Jean-Luc Bubert), shows up at the club they're working at and asks for Sascha's services, and when she turns him down under a pretense, he asks for Maria instead, for whom he's nothing more than another client. But Mike having sex with Maria breaks something between the women, something that might not be fixable ...


Now I won't lie to you, for the rather run-of-the-mill story it's telling (that's being it's hard to have a "normal" relationship for sex workers), this film is mighty pretentious, which is reflected in the never quite natural dialogues as well as the fly-at-the-wall, almost documentary style direction, both of which seem to desperately try to add depth while ignoring to tell a story engaging enough by its own terms. What really saves the film though is its two leads who really give it their all and come across as 100% authentic, as they find and portray their roles as more than just "working girls" but multi-layered characters, even in their sex scenes (and given the subject, there are a few of course). So in all, by no means a masterpiece, but an actors' movie in the best meaning of the word.


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