A man is celebrating New Year’s Eve with his wife and his mother, who are at odds with one another. As the evening progresses, the rivalry between the two women increases to an open hatred that eventually escalates into a big fight.
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3,5 At times 'twas hard to blink at the Komödie in this titular Tragödie, seeing the women's cringing strife over their object of devotion, but Pick sets his film at annual crossroads, conventionally put under the tutelary guard of Janus Bifrons (>> January), the two-faced patron of transition, gates, doorways, war and peace, start and end of conflicts, who looks to past and future and by extension to man's protected
4,5.35mm, rewatched. An almost insignificant script -but with the dramaticness of a concentrated family drama-composed through a majesty of staging, both indoors and outdoors, in fixed frames of a finely tuned composition or with unusual plastic breathtaking travellings, like the one that ends in a baby's screams. Great example of German realism, that would give Murnau's masterpiece, "Der Letzte Mann".