Der Unhold (1996)
German filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff is the man behind this misfire, starring John Malkovich in what should have been an ideal part. The film is meant to be a looming thriller and progressive drama, in which Abel's destiny is intertwined with the horrors of war, but the drama falls flat and nothing ever rises to any kind of intensity. Is the script to blame? The editing? Or is Schlöndorff's artsy approach simply without drive and interesting observations? I'll leave that for you to decide.