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Himmel Oder Holle

Synopsis

In this partially black-and-white film-school graduation thesis, the director limns his childhood and boyhood in the projection booth at his father's movie theater and envelops the story in the deaths that took place in his family and in his life. As a young man, he worked at a part-time job in a relative's slaughterhouse, and the close encounter with death at that time seems to have colored his vision ever since. Reviewers praised the movie on the one hand for its technical accomplishments and powerful...more

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