Posts tagged Germany
Breakout at Stalingrad by Heinrich Gerlach

After 60 years languishing in the Russian State Military Archive, Heinrich Gerlach's novel of his experiences in Stalingrad is finally published.  Uncompromising and oppressive, Breakout at Stalingrad is a remarkable testament to the horror war and the affect on the men caught up in it.

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The Plots Against Hitler by Danny Orbach

The men and women who resisted Hitler have been cast as heroes and villains of both the left and right.  The conspirators and their actions have been remembered in black and white, with the viewer choosing the colours with which to paint them.  In Danny Orbach’s new history of the resistance, The Plots Against Hitler, he very convincingly shows us that rather than pure saints or sinners, the complexity and contradictions of the conspirators makes them that most difficult of things to digest, human.

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Look Who's Back

Look Who's Back is a smart and incredibly timely satire.  This is adaptation as it should be, taking a strong source and expanding on it, yet keeping the "soul" of the source material.  Look Who's Back really sends a shudder down your spine, while your laughing consistently all the way through.  This film is an odd, scary and brilliant combination.

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