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Germany Pale Mother

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  • The fairytale’s magic is accentuated by a mobile camera whose sweeping tracks and pans underscore the strange exhilaration of Anna and Lene’s journey. Historical ironies are never far from the surface, especially in intercut documentary sequences in which surging aerial shots of ruined cities heighten the tragedy of wartime devastation, while also echoing the euphoria of Lene and Anna’s untrammelled flight.

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    Sight & Sound: Michael Brooke
    July 03, 2015 | August 2015 Issue (pp. 97, 99)

    The way these experiences take a palpably physical toll on protagonist Lene dominates the final act in a way that might seem overly symbolic on paper were it not for the headlong fearlessness of Fassbinder veteran Eva Mattes's performance.

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