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Stairway to Heaven

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger United Kingdom, 1946

Stefan Drees's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

This is a highly unusual film. Not only the confrontation of lucid technicolor and b&w sequences (each one with its own musical style) and the whole visual architecture is great, but also the ironic elements during the final confrontation of American and British argumentation and - of course - the different possibilities to read and understand the story.