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Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub Bondsrepubliek Duitsland, 1984

dionysus67's rating of the film Class Relations

New German Cinema's fascination with 'Americanization' takes a relatively, by the standards of Huillet/Straub, conventional turn, close though to Fassbinder's stylized love/hate relationship to America. Kafka's novel is translated into sparse imagery in harmony with de-dramatized conflicts between authority and dignity of the self. Interestingly, the shooting in Germany, critically brackets America's mythical icons.