|ABOVE AND BELOW (director/writer: Nicolas Steiner; cinematographer: Markus Nestroy; editor: Kaya Inan; music: John Gurtler, Jan Miserre, Lars Voges; cast: Edward “Lalo the Godfather” Cardenas, Cynthia “Cindy” Goodwin, Richard “Rick” F. Ethredge, April Davis, David “Dave” B. Reesey; Runtime: 119; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: Brigitte Hofer, Cornelia Seitler, Helge Albers; Oscilloscope Laboratories; 2015-Switzerland/Germany/USA-in English)|
by Dennis Schwartz
Steiner's film hopes to show links between his unusual self-sufficient subjects and their almost impossible dreams. The film's main delights is in observing how nature is strikingly evoked for the escapists.
If the viewer finds the lifestyles of these fringe dwellers worth a look at, one can assume they will also like this less than impressive film.
REVIEWED ON 12/19/2016 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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