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  • July 02, 2010 drarthurwells
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    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 involvement. Bergman, Fassbinder, and other great directors would have loved to be able to make this film in this way.

  • March 08, 2010 driheart
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    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 to art and music.

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