2010 | 119 min.
By Wieland Speck
Director: Tom Tykwer | Germany, 2010 | 119 minutes | Color
Languages: German and English with German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese subtitles
Rental formats: DVD, 35 mm
US distributor: Strand Releasing
World distributor: The Match Factory
Availabe at: Goethe-Institut (Film Catalogue)
Having won a Silver Lion in Venice for his 2001 short film Friends, Jan Krüger is undoubtedly a next-generation talent. In “Rückenwind,” he tells a magically gentle, dreamy story. Two boys on a bike ride through deserted Brandenburg find themselves innocently lost in nature – life as a post-emancipatory, poetic children’s birthday party. The laconic romanticism of young Germans, and the longing for it, is at the heart of this film.