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Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?

Dignan's rating of the film Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?

Bourgeois life is an existential wasteland. The determinist philosophy of the middle-class, whether conscious or unconscious, leads to an abandonment of personal responsibility and ignores the individual's longing for freedom and meaning. There are choices. For Herr R., the possibility of changing his life, a viable option, is too overwhelming so he resorts to misusing a candle-holder and window frame.