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This is by the director of Our Hitler...


The director of this film is the same director who made Hitler: A Film from Germany (aka Our Hitler). This is the only other film of his (to date) that is available on DVD in North America.

Just thought I'd let you know.

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There is a random Nazi flag that left me a bit taken aback.

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It did seem odd, but I think Syberberg put it in that scene more as an artifact of German history than any kind of political or social statement. Reading the synopsis about the film, it seems like Wagner had issues which the director was trying to address; i.e. where did fascist idealism come from? I haven't seen the film yet, but it seems like Syberberg is trying to get us to look at the roots of social problems. But like I say, I'll have to have a look.

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There's a huge hammer and sickle and the severed head of Karl Marx in there too.

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