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Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten

Werner Herzog, Denis Reichle West Germany, 1984

Eric Adkins's rating of the film Ballad of the Little Soldier

Ah... Herzog films, this little ballad of life and childhood represents the ready child, the fresh souls to train to fight the designated bad troops who killed their families. Call it career soldiering or what they have left in their circumstances of life, albeit young and trainable(brainwashable)... These children seem to get training, like deadly boy scouts, of course "comrades" would be the wrong word choice here.