Movie Details

This episodic German film utilizes an all-American cast to present a fresh perspective on life in modern-day Tinseltown. In one of the stories, a young woman leaves her lover because he carries a gun and she is afraid of violence. She gets a job working at a posh cafe and ends up involved with a rich, self-centered young lawyer who cruelly uses her in a moment of passion. The tale then switches to the lawyer and his wife as they spar over their adulteries while eating dessert. In a different story, a promising young actor, convinced that he is gay, wins an Oscar and loses the love of his jealous boyfriend. A tragedy ensues, but it leads the award-winner to a new realization, one that comes from the ministrations of a teenaged female prostitute. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi