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Deutschland im Jahre Null

Roberto Rossellini Italië, 1948

João Eça's rating of the film Germany Year Zero

There's not enough time or strength in the scenes, there's no emotion on Rossellinni's camera, and most of the time its the music that transmits the dramatic force. The only thing that really works in this movie is the relation of the characters with the space: the mass destruction of Berlin is really impressive, but it doesn't prevent the film from being a complete bore with a predictable and over the top finale.