Betonrausch aka Rising High is a German production, directed by Ciineyt Kaya. It is all about sex, drugs and rock n roll. We could expect it to be a weaker version of ‘ The Wolf of Wall Street’ with much less impact.
This Netflix is a white-collar crime film. The film shows three phases of Viktor’s (lead) life, his childhood in flashbacks, his scams and him in prison where he tells his story to a journalist.
About the Characters in Betonrausch
The lead Viktor desires for the up-gradation of his social ladder as he has seen his father’s financial struggle. He partners up with Gerry (other lead) and these two startups their real estate business. They both were fraudster. They get help from a banker Nicole who later marries Viktor. Being more precise, we can say that they started their real estate fraud business.
About the Average Plot of Betonrausch
The movie shows wealth, drugs, prostitution, great ambition to earn money and stature entire time. We could see those neon lights, parties, lavish lifestyle but the writers lacked to develop depth in the characters. The fraudulent crimes were well shown by director and well written by the writer. At the same time, there were not many efforts in developing insights into the characters.
It was hard to believe that Viktor, a tame guy with no real guts would convince so many businessmen with real experience. It will be quite hard to fathom for the viewer. After being in prison, one emotional side of the movie comes. Viktor tries to reconnect with his wife and daughter. But it will be uncertain till the end that whether he returns to the crime world or not. You can view the Ratings on IMDB.
The comedy added at some parts is pathetic. Gradually the movie grows to be predictable for the viewers. The movie is easy to watch one and the wealthy lifestyle is also proved to be appealing. Only the title of the movie seemed to be attractive and interesting. The content of the movie was quite predictable and hence not much interesting.
You can watch it on Netflix.