In July last year we already had “Drive my car” by Ryusuke Hamaguchi vorgestellt. The film has now been shown in many cinemas and it is time to point it out again. Because "Drive my car" is much more than just a bitterly beautiful road movie in which a Saab plays the leading role in an automobile. The film has the potential to become the film of the year 2022 and may even win the Oscar award.
The film critics love the work. We almost only find praise in the media for the 3 hours of cinema. The editors of the put it nicely Day indicatorwho speaks almost poetically of the most beautiful hug in cinema history. the SRF sees a red Saab driving straight into the hearts of the audience. the New Zurich newspaper thinks the film is on a journey of discovery through the psyche, and the Swiss media have poetry on their side.
As always, the German portals assess the matter more soberly, less poetically. At least he sees NDR, almost exuberant by local standards, the possible film of the year. And the left alternative taz, a real surprise, finds friendly words with pain, although an old bourgeois burner plays a major role.
A winner of the film has already been determined today. It's Saab, because the red 900, which drives through the world's cinemas into the hearts of the audience, also brings the brand back into consciousness. The movie car may bring back memories, but it can also be a new discovery. Saab, there was something.
Therefore, director Ryusuke Hamaguchi is perhaps the best Saab ambassador the brand has at the moment. If there was a Saab Oscar, he would have deserved it.