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Anyway, about the story here, the title is definitely very ironic and sarcastic looking at what happens at the very end. But this ending also makes me question how likable the main character really is. Sure she decides to do something good that she sees as good, but it's really very cruel and egoistic to be honest. In addition, it needs to be said that the world she criticizes as cruel and why it seems like that to her has mostly to do with the fact what her son has done previously. So he is somewhat the main antagonist here, even if he is also a victim of the entire situation I guess. Overall, this is the story of one child finding happiness and the other finding tragedy and pulling his mother into that as well. Oh yeah and this is also a bit of a propaganda movie, only supporting the other political spectrum compared to movies from 5 or 10 years later. It was nice to hear the Internationale as always, but this is not really to be said in favor as the audio was of course added later and has nothing to do with the entirely silent original movie. What has something to do with it is once again the fact that more intertitles were needed to have the audience understand core developments of the plot to be honest. A common problem back then. And a negative deal breaker. Even if this film may have inspired Fassbinder, I give it a thumbs-down. Not recommended.