Dutch director George Sluizer's UTZ is a wry comedy enlivened by Armin Mueller-Stahl's Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear award-winning performance as a man with a strange obsession.
Mueller-Stahl plays the Polish Baron Kaspar Von Utz, who as a child becomes fascinated by German Meissen porcelain figures--meticulously hand-wrought, kitsch replicas of everything from beautiful countesses to an orchestra comprised entirely of monkeys. Under Poland's communist regime, Utz has
had to shelter his family's fortune outside of his homeland. As an adult, his sole indulgence--his driving obsession--is to build up his Meissen collection. Purportedly for health reasons, he ...