The film deals with the interactions between all the main characters, and the tension arises from the interplay of their wants and needs rather than from any action packed development of the story, although even this is not entirely lacking. I decided to watch it because I had been impressed by Veronica Ferres's performances in other films and thought her reputation well merited. This film reinforced and even strengthened my opinion. The story, although suggesting that the film might deal with the social problems arising from the loss of her mother by a young teenaged girl and the necessity of finding new parents or guardians, actually developed to retain a tension between the various characters involved which stayed intense whilst varying in detail. Fritz Karl, the leading actor, and Mathilde Bundschuh, playing Aimée, the title role, also contributed well to the constant friction between the characters, as did the supporting cast, particularly Monika Baumgartner who played Aimée's grandmother.
The interest was heightened by interesting details linking parts of the plot which were otherwise less related to each other, although such details were somewhat too blatant at times. Similarly, the music used to underline the plot was pleasurable but at times too intrusive.
Having stated some of the better features, I felt that the ending was rather weak and unimaginative, although this may well be a matter of taste.
Taken as a whole, the film was well acted, full of tension in a somewhat unusual way, and entertaining.
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