Berlin School for Kids.
Incredibly moving in so many ways.
The oneshot is luckily working very good here because this is primarily a film about affects and how you behave when your whole reference system falls down in seconds and you can only react. The walk home after school as the definition of ostensible normality, which gets destroyed by the moment when Thea leaves the image. After that it's all about her parents' reaction and their incomprehension. The hospital is the place where everybody…
As in the big melodrams, there are always too many emotions to keep them inside your body. Naomi is constantly trying to hide from her past but still can't resist to make a big entrance into her old house.
I really liked that the rumors in the village and the comedy elements are just the background to tell another of Sirk's fascinating stories about people who are trapped into their permanent inner conflicts (actually, the textures of the film are…
Sometimes it's just hard to believe that a film like this really exists. I'm not sure if you could say that this is Fassbinders Opus Magnum. His work doesn't fit in those categories, because in every film you can feel the absolute need to tell those exact stories. But still, Franz Biberkopf might be the result of every Fassbinder character and the relation of impossible desire and brutality in the relationship between Franz and Reinhold is rooted so deep in…