Filmstart: 02.10.2008
Originaltitel: Burn After Reading
FSK: Ab 12                    
Verleih: Tobis
Laufzeit: 95 Minuten
Trailer: Klick hier
Regie: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Darsteller: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich, J. K. Simmons, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Matt Walton

Burn after Reading

Inhalt: Da ist er, der neue Streich der Coen-Brüder. Und das auch noch mit Starbesetzung! Nachdem der Film bereits in Venedig das Publikum erfreute, findet er seinen Weg nun auch in unsere Lichtspielhäuser.
Dreh- und Angelpunkt der ganzen Geschichte, die abstruser gar nicht sein könnte, ist eine CD-Rom mit brisanten CIA-Informationen. Unglücklicherweise gerät sie in die falschen Hände und das obwohl sich Osborne Cox‘ Ehefrau Katie nur finanziell absichern lassen möchte, nachdem ihr Gatte als Balkanexperte der CIA gefeuert wurde. Die Konsequenz daraus ist, dass Osborne nun daran werkelt seine Memoiren zusammenzutragen und zu veröffentlichen. Aus Angst ihren nun arbeitslosen Ehemann finanziell durchfüttern zu müssen, verschafft sich Katie heimlich einen Überblick und speichert die privaten Informationen ihres Mannes auf einer CD-Rom. Unglücklicherweise wird diese im Fitnessstudio „Hardbodies“ gefunden. Die dort angestellte Lina und der hauseigene Trainer Chad nehmen sich dem hochinteressanten Silberling an und versuchen auf ihre ganz eigene – chaotische – Art und Weise daraus Kapital zu schlagen…

Burn after Reading

Unsere Meinung: Joel Coen sagte einmal in einem Interview, Brad Pitt hätte nie zuvor bescheuerter in einem Film ausgesehen, wie in diesem. Und Recht hat er! Ein trashiges Traineroutfit, inklusive prolliger Frisur und blondierten Strähnchen…dazu eine derartig überzogene Charakterzeichnung der Figur. Und den anderen ergeht es keinen Deut besser: Frances McDormand als Langzeitsingle, Lina, die irgendwie kein Glück mit den Männern zu finden scheint, die Ursachen dafür in ihrem schlaffen Körper sieht und einzig Schönheitsoperationen als Weg aus der Misere erachtet. George Clooney als Frauenaufreißer erster Güte mit einem leichten Hang zur Paranoia, der wirklich nichts – gar nichts – anbrennen lässt, und John Malkovich als Ex-CIA-Mitarbeiter, der gewillt ist, die ganze Sache schnell zu bereinigen und feststellen muss, dass er von absolut dümmlichen Möchtegern-Verbrechern genervt wird. Stoff für eine verwirrende Geschichte gibt es allemal. Zudem können sich die Darsteller so richtig in ihren Figuren austoben. Die oftmals kühl wirkende Tilda Swinton als Ehefrau und Kinderärztin Katie erscheint knochenhart und beinah frostig. Der Mangel an Empathie wird in einer kleinen Szene offensichtlich, auch sonst gelingt es ihr eine Frau darzustellen mit der wohl nicht gut Tee zu trinken ist.
Das in einem Coen-Film natürlich auch das Blut nicht fehlen darf, war absehbar.
Auch wenn die Story nicht vollkommen neu ist, der dilettantischen Herangehensweise der beiden Laien Chad und Lina ist es zu verdanken, dass die Geschichte nach anfänglicher Einspielzeit Fahrt aufnimmt und immer mal wieder an den Lachmuskeln zieht. Die witzigsten Nummern gehören jedoch Osborne Cox selbst, der sich durch seine Schimpftiraden immer stärker in den Mittelpunkt flucht.

Burn After Reading

Fazit: Ein witziger Film, der durch seine skurrilen Charaktere Spaß macht. Ein Coen-Streifen, der das abliefert, was man sich vor Filmbeginn erhofft und dennoch nicht so ganz an alte Meisterwerke anknüpft. Trotzdem lohnt sich ein Kinobesuch, da das stark überzeichnete und beinah karikaturähnliche Schauspielerensemble lustig anzusehen ist! Gute 70/100 Punkte.
(dw)

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  3. The campaign launched in October comes as Beijing faces pressure from u. s and other trading partners to stamp out product copying. China is a number one soure of fake goods despite repeated crackdowns, But Chinese officials have promised the latest administration will produce lasting results.Communist leaders have given the new crackdown special popularity, Publicly linking it to efforts to rework China from a low cost factory to a creator of profitable technology by nurturing companies in software and other fields. China’s new software, Music and other creative companies have been devastated by unlicensed copying,Intellectual property protection is required for building an innovation oriented country and achieving a shift from ‚China manufactured‘ to ‚China innovated,'“ Li Chenggang, Deputy director of the Commerce Ministry’s law category, Said at a news national gathering. He was joined by representatives of China’s commerce, perceptive property and other agencies.Trade groups say illegally reproduced Chinese copying of music, Designer clothing and other goods costs legitimate producers vast amounts of dollars a year in lost potential sales.Businesspeople have expressed optimism about the actual effort because a rising Communist Party star, Vice top-quality Wang Qishan, Has been put in charge and an administration office set up in the Commerce Ministry.A report passed out at Sunday’s news conference said that goods seized in the latest crackdown include 26,000 mobile phones, Some with phony Nokia and Apple is manifest on, Copies of Louis Vuitton bags and Rolex looks after, Automotive equipment, DVDs and garments.Also thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency said 23 people accused of producing fake medicine were detained in the central city of Jingzhou in Hubei province. It said they made more than 100 million capsules filled with sawdust and wheat flour and sold under the brand names of 201 unique variations of medication.Xinhua said the medicines were sold by mail and via the internet but gave no details of whether anyone was injured or which brand names were counterfeited.Rampant copying also has hampered Beijing’s efforts to attract technology industries because businesspeople say companies are reluctant to do high level research in China or bring in advanced designs for fear of theft.

  4. The campaign launched in October comes as Beijing faces pressure from the united states and other trading partners to stamp out product copying. China is a top soure of fake goods despite repeated crackdowns, But Chinese officials have promised the latest administration will produce lasting results.Communist leaders have given the new crackdown special dominance, Publicly linking it to efforts to transform China from a low cost factory to a creator of profitable technology by nurturing companies in software and other fields. China’s new software, Music and other creative companies have been ruined by unlicensed copying,Intellectual property protection is needed for building an innovation oriented country and achieving a shift from ‚China manufactured‘ to ‚China innovated,'“ Li Chenggang, Deputy director of the Commerce Ministry’s law dept,system, Said at a news national gathering. He was joined by representatives of China’s commerce, intelligent property and other agencies.Trade groups say spurious Chinese copying of music, Designer clothing and other goods costs legitimate producers vast amounts of dollars a year in lost potential sales.Businesspeople have expressed optimism about the latest effort because a rising Communist Party star, Vice leading Wang Qishan, Has been put in charge and an enforcement office set up in the Commerce Ministry.A report sent out at Sunday’s news conference said that goods seized in the latest crackdown include 26,000 cell phones, Some with phony Nokia and Apple trademarks, Copies of Louis Vuitton bags and Rolex gold watches, Automotive supplies, DVDs and handy apparel.Also tuesday, the official Xinhua News Agency said 23 people accused of producing fake medicine were detained in the central city of Jingzhou in Hubei province. It said they made more than 100 million capsules filled with sawdust and wheat flour and sold under the brand names of 201 types of medication.Xinhua said the medicines were sold by mail and over the web but gave no details of whether anyone was injured or which brand names were counterfeited.Rampant copying also has hampered Beijing’s efforts to attract technology industries because businesspeople say companies are reluctant to do high level research in China or bring in advanced designs for fear of theft.

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