Very strong film about one of the greatest thinker of the 20th century and her theories of Evil, which she started writing about after attending the trials of Adolf Eichmann and realising that he was not an extraordinary evil man but rather dangerously normal and ordinary. That his evil was not that of determent Satan but rather that of a bureaucrat who has left his humanity and responsibility at the door and given his will to the state instead of…
I have no idea why it took me so long to see this masterpiece. Thanks to Ruth Scouller (who loves it) that was corrected. What a brilliant neo noir. And talk about cool! This is one of the coolest looking film I have seen, especially the whole showdown. Adn wall knew James Caan could act but I never knew he could be such a convincing cool looking action hero... Let me correct that - film noir bad ass!
Béla Tarr is a hit and miss with me. This is, IMO, his best film. Simplicity becomes him! We have everything from a Béla Tarr film here, the wind, things blowing all over the place, long takes, beautiful black and white cinematography, dirty people, even dirtier animals, repetition of things, filmed from a different view, hopelessness and a dystopian world. Here Tarr's style works perfectly for the story.
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