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Nicht Versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt, wo Gewalt herrscht

Jean-Marie Straub Jerman Barat, 1965

Bilouaustria's rating of the film Not Reconciled, Or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules

I was overwhelmed by its complexity a few years ago when i watched it for the first time. I was fascinated anyway but it seemed like i needed some key, some special access to those images. I prepared consequently this time, reading Böll´s sumptuous novel before and i am blown away. The ellipses and framing make the off-screen even more alive, which is the sign of a great work. This comes from another world.