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by Allan Fish

(Denmark 2012 115m) DVD1/2

There’s many ghosts here

p  Signe Byrge Sorensen, Joshua Oppenheimer  d  Joshua Oppenheimer  ph  Carlos Arango de Montis, Lars Skree  ed  Nils Pagh Andersen, Mariko Pontpetit, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Erik Andersson, Ariadan Fatjo-Vilas  m  Karsten Fundal

Watching Joshua Oppenheimer’s alarming documentary I was consistently reminded of that wonderful speech spoken by Anton Walbrook in front of the repatriation committee in Colonel Blimp.  He talks of the state of affairs in Germany, and describes how it was a place where “the gangsters finally succeeded in putting the honest citizens in jail.”   There at least, some form of justice took place at Nuremberg, if not towards as many as it should have done.  But what do you do if you live in a country where the gangsters that committed such atrocities were not only never brought to justice, but still have privileged lives?  And not only that, but they’re more than happy to discuss the atrocities they committed and mourn the death of the good old days.  (more…)

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