Kurt Früh – Café Odeon (1959)

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Café Odeon

At the Coffeeshop at the Bellevue in Zurich, where artists, Poets and easy women hang out, Leni shows up. A girl from the country side. Her husband is in jail, and she is looking for her sister Anni. Since the latter is taking off to Milan with her “friend”, Leni lives in her apartment. She frequently meets the high school teacher Prof Kartmann. When he begins to withdraw from her because his wife begins to suspect an affair, Leni takes up a position in the local Café. She decides to return to her village in oder to wait there for her husband, who, in the meantime, has escaped from the penitentiary.

A Swiss film in the style of the italian Neo-Realism. Continue reading