Panic grips the dignitaries of a one-horse town in the Eifel, when the body of a Wehrmacht soldier is discovered during the construction of a fairground carousel: they all know who the young man was, and why he died.
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35mm, retrospective Federal Republic Of Germany 1949-63. Revisiting History as a narrative exercise inside a novelistic fiction, where we see the genesis of all evil: the irremediable littleness of citizens and society, the triviality of evil. Finishing the film inside a carousel, with a fast traveling motion passing by all the protagonists outside (a world viewed), is of a petrifying intelligence.