"Bübchen" is a West German movie from 1968, so this one will have its 50th anniversary soon. Its alternate title is according to IMDb "Der kleine Vampir" or "The Little Vampire" and I am not sure how accurate this is in terms of the plot and action in here, but I guess "Bübchen" is just more fitting. The writer and director is Roland Klick and he was not even 30 when he made this film, a contender for the most known work of his career now that he is approaching 80. But I really hope it is not his best as the watch was fairly forgettable and I personally did not care for any of the protagonists, especially not the very young one referenced in the title. Luckily for us, the film stays under 90 minutes. Still I must say it was not a complete failure, but not a success either. It is very much on par with the 1960s in terms of German cinema, a decade that is probably the weakest of the second half of the 20th century and some may even argue weakest decade of the entire century if they love silent films especially. I am not familiar with Klick and I cannot say that this film made me curious about other projects from his body of work. Same can be said about the cast. No big names here, but nobody stands out either. The character development is also sub-par. As a whole, this is a very mediocre outcome with regard to everything. I do not recommend the watch.
A strange case baffles the police and the citizens of a German small town. A two-year old girl has disappeared. There are suspects, innocents, guilty ones and a web of lies. It's Saturday afternoon, and Achim's parents are invited for a topping-out ceremony. The neighbor's daughter, Monika (Renate Roland), is the babysitter for Achim (Sascha Urchs) and his little sister Kathrin, but Monika doesn't take the job too serious. She'd rather go for a ride with her boyfriend. Through a unforeseen row of circumstances, Achim becomes the murderer of his sister, and hides the body in a wrecked car on the scrapyard. When the parents return home, a frantic search for the little child begins. Only the father (Sieghardt Rupp) seems to know the truth. —Bernardo74
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October 10, 2021 at 03:03 AM