Inspired by a true event, Lose Your Head is the story of Luis (Fernando Tielve), a young Spaniard who travels to Berlin after a break up with his boyfriend. He immediately goes out to experience the nightlife in the city, eventually meeting up with a man named Viktor (Marko Mandic) who he quickly falls for. Staying at the same hostel as Luis are Elena (Sesede Terziyan) and Kostas (Stavros Yagulis). They’re looking for Elena’s brother Dimitri (Jan Amazigh Sid) who has been missing for a few weeks. Luis soon realizes that he is caught up in the middle of the disappearance of Dimitri, and that his new friend Viktor may know more than he’s saying.
Initially a very loose and fractured narrative, Lose Your Head quickly turns into a riveting and mind-altering thriller, keeping viewers guessing until the final moments. Avoiding the typical surprise twists that many mysteries will unveil, the film maintains the suspense with incredible performances that will keep you questioning who is being truthful. This is the kind of mystery that will have you shushing anybody around you who makes a noise, just so you’re certain you’ll catch every subtle clue.
Fernando Tielve and Marko Mandic play their roles as Luis and Viktor perfectly. Luis is an excellent blend of youthful fearlessness and naivety, while Viktor is mysterious and charming, causing you to go back and forth between believing him and being convinced that he’s up to something. The ending leaves a few loose ends that may drive you crazy, but it’s a minor nuisance in a thriller that grabs you without letting go.
Is Lose Your Head Essential Inside Out Viewing?
This is a can’t miss film. It’s not often that a mystery can actually keep you guessing until the end, unless they throw in a huge twist you could never anticipate. Lose Your Head does just that. When you think you’ve got it figured out, another piece is revealed that will change your mind. Outstanding lead performances create characters that will keep you glued to the screen, and the increasing tension will leave your heart racing.
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