|A passionate love story drives this intense tale of a desperate man on the lam (Freddy) taken in by his old friend (Thomas), a kindhearted clergyman. Freddy is secretly nursed back to health in the bell tower of Thomas' church by the innocent, beautiful daughter of the priest, who is immediately drawn to this dark stranger. While Thomas fends off investigators, a tender, burgeoning relationship grows above him. Upon discovering his daughter's plan to leave with Freddy once he is fully recovered, Thomas must confront his own beliefs; does his compassion for his injured friend extend to his own daughter's love?|
Editor's NoteThe debut feature from director Gabriel Bornstein, DECEMBER KISSES offers a glimpse into independent filmmaking in Germany. Injured fugitive Freddy is given refuge by his friend Thomas, a priest. While Thomas derails the investigations of the police, his daughter Laura tends to Freddy. Eventually the situation comes to a head, as Laura falls in love with Freddy, and Thomas grows increasingly conflicted about his friendship with Freddy and the fact that the man is a wanted criminal. DECEMBER KISSES is an austere, poetic drama that focuses on character and theme rather than dwelling on pulp crime elements.
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|Lisa Marie Fix|