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24 Ratings

Strongman Ferdinand

Der starke Ferdinand

Directed by Alexander Kluge
West Germany, 1976
Comedy, Crime, Drama


The clownish security chief of a West German business is obsessed with protecting his factory from fancied and real breaches…

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Strongman Ferdinand Directed by Alexander Kluge

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  • José Neves's rating of the film Strongman Ferdinand

    A treaty of irony about the little man inserted in the big machine that makes him a little-big-man inflamed by a self-esteem ignited by the perversion of a crusher system. As Elias Canetti's "Die Blendung", mankind is a hellish tangle of pathetic interrelationships. It's not, alas, a great film formally, without the imagery of his usual editing of intervals, keeping the perspicacity of his narrator voice-off.

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