NICHT VERSöHNT ODER ES HILFT NUR GEWALT, WO GEWALT HERRSCHT

Danièle Huillet
BRD 1964
52min
V'04

\"Not Reconciled\", the title of the Straubs' first feature-length film is engraved on their work like an inscription. It is a story of the continuity and collapse of history, the power of suppression and the terror of reconciliation, loyalty, treason and revenge. In a brave cinematic game, Heinrich Böll's story \"Billiards at Half-past Nine\" is split up into cracks, blocks, breaks and sudden turns, as the story of a German family life, covering numerous generations is propelled forward. Terms such as \"interwar period\" and \"post-war period\" are blown up with a single cut, word or click of a billiard-ball. \"Not Reconciled\" remains the most important German film of the past 50 years.

Credits
  • ? - Dr. Flicker
  • 40jährig)
  • 30- bis 35jährig
  • als junger Architekt vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg)
  • 80jährig)
  • Heinrich Fähmels Frau
  • als alte Dame)
  • 18jährig)
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