Franky Five Star

Germany 2023
German and Finnish, partial Finnish subtitles
114 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Birgit Möller
Screenplay: Birgit Möller, Knut Mierswe
Cast: Lena Urzendowsky, Cino David, Meryem Ebru Öz, Jarkko Lahti
Production: Jussi Rantamäki, Jamila Wenske / Aamu Film company, Achtung Panda! Media
Print Source: Elokuvayhtiö Aamu

Franky's life is full of challenges, and when he feels overwhelmed, he retreats to his imagination, creating a peculiar hotel. In this hotel, various personalities live, taking turns to take control of Franky's real life.

The whole movie forms an intriguing blend of two different realities. Franky's dissociative identity disorder manifests as the unique traits and behaviors of the hotel's residents. Each resident, especially in the pursuit of love, takes turns influencing Franky's life, leading to many comical situations.

KINOZEIT has described the film as "Characters like from a Kaurismäki movie but in Wes Anderson's colors." The movie combines the mood and expressiveness of Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki's characters with Wes Anderson's vibrant and original visual elements.

Sanna Lahovaara