In This Very Moment 2003
Milchwald (original title)
1h 27min | Drama | 4 August 2004 (France)
This is the story of Sylvia, who looses her stepchildren on a shopping trip in Poland. For fear of loosing her husband’s love, too, she is unable to tell him what has happened and returns home, pretending anything is fine. When realising the missing of his children, the father starts a desperate retrieval. He is ready to give up anything in order to find them. Sylvia supports him in any way; she tries to comfort him and takes care of his hope’s vulnerable flame. For the first time he really needs her. While the children are trying their best to get home, the police fails in detecting their whereabouts. When a very vague trace leads to Poland, the parents hit the road to find their children on their own.
This is a realistic movie about mediocre people doing stupid things. If that interests you, it’s a decent movie. The German styling, is thick and appealing, with seriousness ever-present. And a road movie, too- the road of life- children with a clean slate, infected by the adults around them, to become broken adults. Never rising out of the swamp of Basic Human Condition– Hapless. Hopeless. Quite somber!
Director: Christoph Hochhäusler
Writers: Benjamin Heisenberg, Christoph Hochhäusler
Stars: Sophie Charlotte Conrad, Leo Bruckmann, Judith Engel
Country: Germany | Poland
Language: German | Polish
Release Date: 4 August 2004 (France)
Also Known As: Caminho do Bosque
Filming Locations: Germany