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The Ice Storm

Ang Lee USA, 1997

Trevor Tillman's rating of the film Der Eissturm

Something about this haunts me after every viewing. The Native American flute on the soundtrack is so vital in distinguishing this from an American Beauty-style tragicomedy. It evokes a feeling that the drama is being played out on land that existed long before the characters dwelled there, and will continue to exist long after we're gone.