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6 Ratings

Alone in Four Walls

Allein in vier Wänden

Directed by Alexandra Westmeier
Germany, 2007


A documentary about a Russian reform school for very young delinquents who have often committed serious crimes. Paradoxically enough, despite its stern nature, the institution offers them the boundaries and structure that make it possible for a child briefly to be a child.

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Alone in Four Walls Directed by Alexandra Westmeier

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  • francisca bacon's rating of the film Alone in Four Walls

    when you can't redeem, you glamorize: this film could be a decent account about the pain of juvenile misdirected lives, but that piece of nationalistic kitsch in the end, the sordid sentimental song about the dubious virtues of war, pop culture agitprop for militaristic goals (a trap for the excluded), which obliquely inverts the pedagogical pursuit of reformation, turned it into a perverse anti-trip. it serves