Rating: NNNNNO PLACE TO GO (Oskar Roehler, 2000) is the story of West German leftist writer Hanna Flanders, who'd made.
NO PLACE TO GO (Oskar Roehler, 2000) is the story of West German leftist writer Hanna Flanders, who’d made a career writing apologies for East Germany’s “worker’s paradise” only to discover that her publisher’s dumped her and the East Berliners think she’s a fool. Strikingly photographed in black-and-white (credit cinematographer Hagen Bogdanksi), No Place To Go turns the modernist terrain of Berlin into a spiritual landscape unimagined even by more lyrical filmmaker Wim Wenders. The film is anchored both by Hennelore Elsner’s performance as Flanders, never flinching during her character’s downward spiral, and writer-director Roehler’s way of viewing his heroine with a mixture of admiration and horror — the character is based on his mother. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize as best film at the Miami Film Festival. NNNN (November 15, Goethe Institut)