Home From Home (15)  Close-Up Film Review
Apr16

Home From Home (15) Close-Up Film Review

  Dir. Edgar Reitz, Germany, 2013, 230 mins, in German with subtitles Cast: Jan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximilian Scheidt, Marita Breuer, Rüdiger Kriese, Philine Lembeck If Edgar Reitz’s Home From Home doesn’t turn out with hindsight to be one of cinema’s truly great epic, historical dramas dealing with the lives of impoverished rural folk, I’ll eat my stinking, curiously stained britches. The veteran director, creator of the...

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The Decent One (15) Close-Up Film Review
Apr03

The Decent One (15) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Vanessa Lapa, Israel, Austria, Germany, 2014, 96 mins Cast (voice):  Tobias Moretti, Sophie Rois, Florentin Groll, Lotte LedlHeinrich Himmler had a uniquely sinister role in the Nazi regime. As leader of the SS he oversaw the camps that exterminated people seen as threats to the Reich, first among these being the Jews, of course. When Hitler launched his war of annihilation against the Soviet Union Himmler’s men followed the...

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