Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Mein Krieg

An outstanding - OUTSTANDING - German documentary of, in essence, home movies of Germans who were on the eastern front in the Second World War.

It tells the tale of men who were made to commit the most atrocious deeds, and decades later have lived to tell the tale and get on with their lives. It's a grim grim view of how war crushes the human spirit, dehumanizes the individual, and, most hauntingly of all, how societies then send such individuals back into society.

The movie, while about the war between Germany and Russia, could apply just as well to numerous societies - modern Bosnia and Kosovo, Rawanda, Chile, Greece - America. The monster lives among us.



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