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  1. Royce Jr.'s rating of the film Karl May

  2. Renton47's rating of the film Karl May

    I'm thinking there is just as much a template for 'respected' biopics. Specialised, contained, made as if you have already read the extended biography. Recommended by a Germanophile friend and watched on a plane. Not ideal, but I struggled to engage, little in the construction or implications that left me inspired.

  3. José Neves's rating of the film Karl May

    cinematography by Dietrich Lohmann.

  4. Howard Orr's rating of the film Karl May

    A prelude to "Ein Film Aus Deutschland", Syberberg crafts a conditions-of-possibility for Hitler's much later rise to power; in this way, it is in very much in the same vein as Haneke's "The White Ribbon". The embattled May is portrayed as equal parts adventurer and hazy mystic -"the finest deeds of a nation have always emerged from its soul"- but crucially one crafted from the context of his turbulent times.

  5. Michael Convery's rating of the film Karl May

    I wish Syberberg had continued the stylistic experiments of Ludwig with Karl May. There was so much potential.