A satire on war and on the stupid things war inspires people to do. Four young men enter an abandoned fortress. Inside, they find military uniforms, which they immediately resolve to use to stage a bizarre war game.
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The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress DeutschkreuzDirected byWerner Herzog
Beckett's imponderable implausibility is transported to a movie and spread over several characters in one space. A metaphor about the spatiality of the formless and its unreasonable existentiality, in a kind of reconversion of Dino Buzzati's "Il Deserto dei Tartari". Herzog's morbid lucidity is registered in the fiction's abstract placidity, which would find its ecstasy later on with "Lebenszeichen".