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733 Ratings

Class Relations


West Germany, France, 1984
Drama, History, Avant-Garde


A haunted fever dream of the United States, Amerika is told from the perspective of a young German immigrant who encounters a strange new world, with its violent lies and quixotic optimism, like a modern-day Parsifal.

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Class Relations Directed by Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Even Orson Welles struggled with Kafka. Where Welles’ kinetic, expansive style inevitably emphasized the dissonant surreality of Kafka’s universe . . . Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub’s beautifully opaque style works wonders in despectacularizing the rollercoaster-like sensation of hurtling through a Kafkaian world.
August 28, 2019
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Despite its quiet pacing, the film’s intensity lends it incredible momentum, engaging the viewer from start to finish.
May 03, 2013
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Class Relations speaks about this time where everything, in a certain manner, ends, but where everything also begins, with a kind of sad insight. Dawn, [François] Moisson says in Jean Renoir’s La Marseillaise (and he would know since he’s a painter) has nothing enchanting about it; it’s cold and the colors are imprecise.
April 29, 2013
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