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A modern silent film
AugusteB from Berlin, Germany
26 December 2004
A masterpiece about a working-class family in the late twenties in
Berlin. You see Mutter Krauses fight for survival shown in such a
modern way that you feel close even if it is nearly ninety years away.
The way the camera (operated by the director himself) films the scenes
and sometimes just the everyday life on the streets of Berlin is so
energetic and real. The actors are playing very physical and natural
(which was surprising for me as i expected acting in silent movies as
much more stiff and awkward). All characters are very pure and just
like in a documentary. Ilse Trautschold as the daughter is
unforgettable. Whenever you get the chance to see this film go and
watch it. Faßbinder once said it was his favorite film.
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