Overall Rank: 2861
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 17
Theatrical Release Date: 05/22/1992
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/09/2008
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Lars von Trier
Actors: Jean-Marc Barr, Barbara Sukowa, Udo Kier, Max von Sydow, Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Erik Mørk
Plot: A young American arrives to post-war Germany in order to do some good. In the frame of radical difference between the new world he is coming from and the old world where he came to help, the protagonist follows the path of love and death. -- Macasev
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Ian - wrote on 09/29/2015
Dark, depressing film with a sort of surreal atmosphere. Dark and dreamlike, similar to Eraserhead.
SIngli6 - wrote on 04/10/2011
While the film is an acquired taste, it is also one of the most innovative and spellbinding films of the 1990s. If the breathtaking visuals and elegant script writing do not win you over, the ending almost certainly will (or make you hate it more).
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Macasev - wrote on 06/16/2008
Probably one of the best films by Danish director, Lars Von Trier. We all know what happened to the world after the II world war, but we don't know about post-war Germany as much. A young "I want to save the world" American enthusiast, Leo is arriving to Germany in order to help reconstructing the war torn country. His American common sense and pragmatic spirit will not suffice. This is the old continent full of absurdity, ancient sentiments and quite different concept of nation.
The profound difference between the cultures is perfectly presented in the following dialog where Leo explains why he didn't want to blow up the train.
Kate: I'm sorry, Leo i... I did what i had to do. But it's your fault, too. The bridge would have been so easy for you.
Kate: Nothing could …
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