A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.
In a small army base at the Eastern border of Austria a young recruit is trained to be a soldier to protect his country in case of war. He has to stay for 8 months and during this time he ... See full summary »
I reviewed this movie for a film class about childhood and cinema at University. It is a beautiful recollection of director Wolfgang Murnberger's childhood, spent in a small Austrian village, where his family owned a cinema. The sequences are put together in a non-chronological order and thus create a kaleidoscope of colorful childhood images, impressions of cinematographic history and life on the country side.
"Himmel oder Hoelle" was Murberger's debut film and graduation project from film school (if I recollect the facts correctly) and earned him a special Austrian film prize.
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