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A German Youth

Une jeunesse allemande

Regissert av Jean-Gabriel Périot
Frankrike, Sveits, 2015


Det var på slutten av 1960-tallet når etterkrigsgenerasjonen begynte å gjøre opprør mot sine foreldre. Dette var en generasjon som var desillusjonert over en anti-kommunistisk kapitalisme og et statsapparat som de mente hadde fascistiske tendenser.

A German Youth Regissert av Jean-Gabriel Périot

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  • José Neves's rating of the film A German Youth

    "Indie" cinema # 9: a German romanticism. It's curious, but undeniable, that to look from this distance towards the events recorded by the film, in this period of economic imperatives becoming imperialist, it sets off a connection with the characters that some German literature consolidated, as Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas.The film has the virtue of not denying it, with rare and essential documents well processed.

  • msmichel's rating of the film A German Youth

    Exceptional documentary looking at the rise of the RAF in 60's/70's Germany by using only archival footage to tell its' tale. The passion of the radical youth shines through as protest gives way to violence and eventually terror.

  • Jason's rating of the film A German Youth

    A GERMAN YOUTH is an assemblage, a collection of found footage, full of grandstanding politicos and strident youth, bits of news, spliced-in happenings. Shouldn't by any rights be one of the most grabs-on-won't-let-go captivating things I have ever seen, but there you have it. This is mad and profound history I was already profoundly mad for. I had this thought: Ulrike Meinhof could just as easily have been a CEO.

  • affasf's rating of the film A German Youth

    Mild overall, but remarkable anti-sensationalistic reminder to footage telluric vehicularity – the unapologetic beauty of fire engulfing ideology.

  • anarresti's rating of the film A German Youth

    Incredible documentary, that gives meaning to a whole lot more than its scope. Telling the story of the Red Army Faction, the film explains a lot of how German society made the transition from fascism to democracy. It shows the gap of generations, how the youth was more utopian and felt their parents were guilty. How radical utopians like the RAF transitioned from theory to direct action and then violent action.

  • DrFirestone's rating of the film A German Youth

    Absolutely brilliant documentary exposing the reasons why the far left political movements failed (so far). We see the fragmented political left crushed by the capitalist media and state control. But most of all, we fail to evolve because of our conformist human nature - a revolution requires a personal sacrifice, and the working class (until they’re dying of starvation) couldn’t care less. Top class documentary.

  • Jacques de Villiers's rating of the film A German Youth

    Having taken part in student protests and watched a similar dwindling of support and the turn to more alienating approaches (nothing approaching RAF levels though), this doc was a bittersweet revelation. Surprisingly even-keeled, brilliantly reflexive in its inclusion of radical filmmaking of the time, it's a lightening rod connecting us to the time it depicts, leaving afterimages that won't stop haunting me.

  • SiIencio's rating of the film A German Youth

    The Germanic pendulum swung from a nostalgia of authoritarism to radical libertarianism confronting a reminiscent Establishment with a youth ashamed of their national legacy. Périot executes this dichotomy with excerpts from the past, crucial videofootage unfolds the story perhaps too swiftly. In the context of the Cold War it is critical to expose the rationale behind the existence of another popular terrorist group

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