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The Mortal Storm

1940

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  • Bonfires of books, a whiff of Nacht und Nebel in the prison visit (practically a lost playlet from Fear and Misery of the Third Reich), a continuous darkening, a Cocteauesque sense of fatality ("Dear, we have so little time..."). Grand Illusion is a touching presence in the snowy border getaway, followed by the final view of the once-bountiful family household—now just a vacant shell for destructive fools trying to convince themselves of "duty," the saddest essence of fascism.