Lose Your Head is a psycho thriller about a Spanish party tourist who gets lost in Berlin. The film is inspired by the true story of a young Portuguese man who disappeared some years ago after a night at Berghain. Like thousands of other young tourists, Luis from Madrid arrives in Berlin to spend a carefree summer weekend. After a break-up, Berlins infamous club scene seems the ideal place to fuck the pain away, make new friends, and fall in love again. However, Luis resemblance to a young Greek student who had gone missing a few weeks ago gets him involved in a series of mysterious events. What starts out like a romantic adventure turns into a desperate chase through the streets as Luis gets more and more lost between paranoia and reality.
A young Spanish tourist gets swept up in the hedonistic Berlin club scene in Stefan Westerwelle’s unbalanced “Lose Your Head,” written and co-directed by Patrick Schuckmann. Oddly moralistic in how it presents the city’s diversity as cause for celebration and then turns into a nightmare scenario where letting yourself go can lead to death, the pic bogs down in an unconvincing trudge through paranoid-thriller territory, made leaden by the thesps’ discomfort with the rhythms of English. Result is strictly a gay-fest-ghetto offering.
Language: English | German | Greek | Spanish with English Hardcoded Subtitles.