Overview: "PLAN A" is a 2022 historical drama film that depicts the story of Max Rosenbaum, a Holocaust survivor who seeks revenge against the people responsible for the massacre of his family. The film is directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner and stars August Diehl, Sylvia Hoeks, and Michael Aloni. The movie is set in Germany in the 1950s.
Plot: The movie opens with Max Rosenbaum (August Diehl), a Holocaust survivor, living in post-war Germany. Max is haunted by the memories of his family being massacred by the Nazis during the war. Max is determined to seek justice for his family and enlists the help of his friend Johann (Michael Aloni), a former resistance fighter.
Max and Johann come up with a plan to poison the water supply of the German city where the Nazi officials responsible for the massacre of Max's family reside. Max and Johann work tirelessly to collect the necessary ingredients for the poison, but their plans are foiled when they are caught by the German police.
Max is put on trial for attempted murder, and he refuses to divulge the names of the people who helped him plan the attack. Max's defense attorney, Greta (Sylvia Hoeks), is initially hesitant to take on Max's case, but as she learns more about Max's past, she becomes more sympathetic to his cause.
As the trial unfolds, Max's past is revealed through a series of flashbacks. We see the horrors he endured during the war, including the death of his family, and how these experiences shaped his desire for revenge.
As the trial comes to a close, Max is found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. However, his actions inspire a new generation of Germans to confront their country's past and fight for justice.
Themes: The movie tackles several themes, including revenge, justice, and the lingering effects of trauma. The movie raises important questions about the limits of justice and the role of revenge in the healing process. The film also highlights the importance of confronting one's past and the power of speaking truth to power.
PLAN B: "The Road Less Traveled"
Overview: "PLAN B" is a 2022 coming-of-age film that follows a group of teenagers as they embark on a road trip to obtain the morning-after pill after a failed attempt at losing their virginity. The film is directed by Natalie Morales and stars Kuhoo Verma, Victoria Moroles, and Michael Provost.
Plot: The movie centers around high school senior Sunny (Kuhoo Verma) who has a crush on her classmate Hunter (Michael Provost). After a failed attempt at losing her virginity to Hunter, Sunny learns that she is pregnant. Sunny and her best friend Lupe (Victoria Moroles) decide to go on a road trip to obtain the morning-after pill before it's too late.
Their journey is filled with mishaps and obstacles, including a flat tire, a run-in with the police, and a confrontation with anti-abortion protesters. Along the way, Sunny and Lupe confront their own insecurities and fears about sex and relationships.
As they reach their destination, Sunny and Lupe learn that the morning-after pill is sold out. They are forced to confront the possibility of motherhood and the impact it would have on their lives. Eventually, they come up with a plan B - they decide to visit a nearby Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion.
As they make their way back home, Sunny and Lupe reflect on their journey and the lessons they have learned. They realize that the road less traveled is often the most rewarding, and that their friendship has become stronger as a result of their shared experience.
Themes: The movie tackles several themes, including teenage sexuality.