The disabled ex-soldier Andreas Pum lost a leg for emperor and father land. After leaving the army he receives a license and a drehorgel. One day he gets into a controversy with a ... See full summary »
A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.
The disabled ex-soldier Andreas Pum lost a leg for emperor and father land. After leaving the army he receives a license and a drehorgel. One day he gets into a controversy with a welldressed gentleman, disturbs the public order, and hits a policeman. Andreas Pum goes to jail, loses his license and becomes toilet guard in the Cafe Halali after his release. Only at the moment of death he recognizes that he was always too decent and too obedient. Written by
It may be a low-budget video shot for TV broadcast. The director's command of the capabilities of cinema's visual language is what counts here. Every nuance adds to the experience, with constant payoffs of previous moments. All the cat has to have is a little bell to cause the slightest sound of bells to call it to mind. And the cat is the child and the child is the daughter of the widow who schemingly chose the fidelity of the complacent man, awarded a medal, and a hurdy gurdy license for losing a leg in the great war.
The execution of the material is great. The source material itself appears to also be great. The title stings like a slap in the face.
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