Movies made to look like they were shot in one continuous take are all the rage right now, thanks in part to Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman, which rode its dazzling cinematography to an Academy Award for Best Picture. It wasn’t the first to pull off this technique, of course; Hitchcock did it with Rope back in 1948, although he was forced to cheat due to the limited length of a film reel. Now we can add another to the growing list of single-take films and it claims to have employed no CGI or “cheap tricks” in accomplishing that goal.
Victoria is a German film that won a handful of awards at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year. Directed by Sebastian Schipper (an actor turned director who appeared in Run Lola Run, among other films), the movie tells the story of a runaway party girl who hooks up with three guys at a night club, only to find herself pulled into their plan to rob a bank. Victoria hits select theatres on Oct. 9th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.