From a misty night into the dark exposition rooms of a museum to ponder philosophically at paintings by 'Pieter Jansz Saenredam', 'Hercules Pieterszoon Seghers', Hendrikus van de Sande ... See full summary »
Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.
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Inspired by Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Sokurov's Save and Protect recalls the most crucial events of Emma's decline and fall, including affairs with an aristocratic and a student. Focusing ... See full summary »
"Sonata for Hitler" is a 10-minute black-and-white documentary movie. Aleksandr Sokurov, one of Russia's most famous directors currently, made this one still pretty early in his career, namely back when he was in his late 20 in the 1970s. Because of the content, however, it took quite a while till this one finally got released. The contents are basically what the title says. We see video recordings of Hitler and hear classical music. We also see people cheering for the Fuehrer and some of his closest political allies here in Germany. However, I am really surprised this was banned as it's basically just a historical documentary. Maybe some mistook the combination of the video and audio for the wrong conclusion that Sokulov considered Hitler's reign a form of art. I am fairly interested in the 3rd Reich and World War II, but this film did not tell me anything new or keep me really interested. Watch a real documentary instead. Not recommended.
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