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SIMPLE STORY SIMPLY TOLD,
This review is from: Harvest [DVD] (DVD)
Benjamin Cantu's 'HARVEST' is a simply told love story of two lads who meet as farmhands and fall in love. There are sections where you learn some about various farming techniques such is the realist nature of the screenplay and plot. Marco and Jacob played by Lukas Steltner and Kai Michael Muller come from differing backgrounds. The former with issues (not least that he hasn't come out) while Jacob appears the more stable and sensing the other's recalcitrance makes most of the moves, until the inevitable. And that's just about all. No deep psychological meanderings. No flashy effects or camerawork. And despite some minor side plots such as Marco's weakness in writing, his reluctance towards girls making passes and so on, there's really not much more to it. Competent direction and design, Affable performances. I just wish they'd all cheer up a bit. An agreeable 85 minutes or so. In German with subtitles.