“Victoria” is a breathtaking technical accomplishment. It’s right there in the tagline—“One City. One Night. One Take.
For 138 minutes, Sebastian Schipper and his cast filmed the entirety of “Victoria,” For 138 minutes, Sebastian Schipper and his cast filmed the entirety of “Victoria,”
reportedly only doing the entire piece a few times and picking the best one.
In other words, there are no “cheats” here. No hidden cuts when a door closes or someone walks by a suspicious wall.
It is literally one take, and it takes place all over Berlin, at night, even developing into an intense action movie.
Sadly, the second half of “Victoria” isn’t as breathtaking as the first,
as characters are forced to make some unbelievably dumb decisions just to fit into the one-take structure,
almost leading one to question if there isn’t a better version of “Victoria” that allowed for two or three takes.
is selfless enough to make any matinee lady proud to identify with her,
and Goldie Hawn is the desperately eccentric girl next door who falls in love with him.