July 02, 2010
Absolutely superb film. A combination of great production, directing, acting, cine-photography, costuming, props, and settings make this film involving and realistic - at times I felt I was back there in that place and time. Any movies is best enjoyed when you can "get into it" and immerse yourself in the story. Superb movies such as this are skillfully done so as to facilitate this
This movie is at the level of Ingemar Bergman movies. As a German speaking I was impressed by the language that was rather simple, not Hoch Deutch. The cruelty to children, absolute obiedience, punishmemt and incest must influence these as adults. Does it explain Nazi behavior sadism and cruelty later on in their life? May be, but this cannot be an excuse for a well educated nation with affinity
February 14, 2010
There was no ending - do you understant me - there was no end. I needed to take notes.
February 13, 2010
This is a movie which is a glorification of sadism and helps reinforce those Germanic qualities which allowed for the emergence of Adolph Hitler. If one revels in sado-masochism this is just for you. How this movie could ever win such praise from critics and others is beyond me. A perplexed psychiatrist.