Sex, selfhood and the corpse of the German past
Jörg Buttgereit's Nekromantik (1987) and Nekromantik 2 (1991)
Arguing for the thematic complexity and technical sophistication of Jörg
Buttgereit's controversial "necro-porn-horrors," Linnie Blake argues that they "share a set of artistic and ideological concerns usually associated with the canonical auteurs of the Young German Cinema and the New German Cinema of the 60s and 70s."
The origins of violence in a peaceful society
Oliver Hirschbiegel's Das Experiment (The Experiment, 2001)
In this insightful and theoretically informed essay, Steffen Hantke examines the "specific social and historical situation" in which Oliver Hirschbiegel's recent German film Das Experiment has become such a critical and commercial success.
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