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46 Ratings

Image of Relief


Directed by Lars von Trier
Denmark, 1982


Set in Copenhagen during World War II, the film follows a German officer who visits his Danish mistress in the days after the occupation of Denmark has ended.

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Image of Relief Directed by Lars von Trier

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  • Francisco R.'s rating of the film Image of Relief

    I believe Von Trier tried to channel this love story through Tarkovsky's vision, but one of its major flaws is the dark, monotonous mise en scene in its first half that doesn't capture our attention the way it's supposed, adding to that the minimal dialogue rendered thin as air by its misused narrative. Still, it gets back on track in its second half, where we are at least allowed to a proper conclusion.

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Image of Relief

    Des scènes de fiction (suicides de nazis dans un entrepôt, crise d'un couple, énucléation du mari par son épouse) entrecoupées d'images d'archives constituent ces "images de la Libération" qui témoignent déjà d'une esthétique et d'un discours extrêmement singuliers qui s'épanouiront dans les oeuvres suivantes du réalisateur. Une curiosité .....