The BRWC Review: No Goodbye

film reviews | movies | features | BRWC The BRWC Review: No Goodbye

In Ludo Vici’s No Goodbye, Sandra Steffl plays a cabaret star with the prickly attitude of a seasoned performer. Two parts bitterness to one part glamour. It is  aesthetically pleasing to watch, as light catches motes of dust while the lead performs onstage, adding to the stylish 60s vibe. Although beyond this it is not really tied to a particular decade as this story is meant to be timeless.

The action takes place for the most part backstage, where Steffl (who has made regular appearances in German TV and film since the mid 90s) is joined by the lesser known Thomas Peters, all moody and mysterious. The dialogue between them is thick with subtext, the main topic of conversation being first love, lost. The noir-ish soundtrack only adding to the intrigue.

No Goodbye examines the idea of performance and detachment: Concealing real emotions and putting on a mask for the sake of the show. Nifty camerawork and editing keep things interesting enough for the film to avoid collapsing under the weight of cliché. Take a look at David Bowie’s The Mask (A mime) for similar themes.



No Goodbye is a neat little number. It is good as a standalone film, but would certainly play well alongside other shorts – vignettes put together to create a bigger picture, along the lines of Paris je t’aime (2006).


We hope you're enjoying BRWC. You should check us out on our social channels, subscribe to our newsletter, and tell your friends. BRWC is short for battleroyalewithcheese.


Trending on BRWC:

Matt's New Release Breakdown: Holiday Edition

Matt’s New Release Breakdown: Holiday Edition

By Matt Conway / 31st December 2020

In Corpore: Review

By Joel Fisher / 28th December 2020
The Midnight Sky movie 2020

The Midnight Sky: The BRWC Review

By Matt Conway / 24th December 2020 / 2 Comments
Fatale movie 2020

Fatale: The BRWC Review

By Matt Conway / 24th December 2020

The Intergalactic Adventures Of Max Cloud: Review

By Matt Conway / 20th December 2020 / 2 Comments

Cool Posts From Around the Web:



Esme Betamax is a writer and illustrator. Often found in the Cube Microplex. Favourites include: I ♡ Huckabees, Where the Buffalo Roam, Harold & Maude, Being John Malkovich and In the Shadow of the Moon.

NO COMMENTS

POST A COMMENT

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.