Mr Children (DVD)

Mr Children (DVD)

           Mr Children (DVD)
               Genre: Documentary
               School, National Socialism, Education, Before the Fall
  Behind the popularly called “Before the Fall” household name hides the “national-education institution” (NPEA), an elite school of the National Socialists, whose graduates often career in 1945 in Germany and Austria made. These included inter alia the literary critic Hellmuth Karasek and former editor of TIME, Theo Sommer, used in this documentary about words and leave the past to reminisce. The two documentary Eduard Erne and Christian Schneider try the phenomenon of “Before the Fall” to pursue, by not only the lasting impact on the former “Young men” light, but also the intergenerational traces left by this brown heritage. It is clear that even the grandchildren are affected by the Nazi past. Even if the grandparents have tried to hush this time, the trauma continues. One of the descendants of bringing it to the point: “There is no peace and no peace on this matter!” Something else is also still clearly in Mr children. Namely that the era of national-political education institution has had a traumatic not only to its alumni, but that they relate well with favor it. Then shine the eyes when talking about the elite thought. Proud of it is told that the then-employment test was hard, but have the same good produced in the boy, like iron will, fighting spirit and ambition. That surprised a little, especially a man like Hellmuth Karasek, the on the former site of his NPEA-school memories is that the “comrades” had at that time “Jews played heads. Two flower stalks were gegeneinandergeschlagen it until a flower head broke off. Astonished that this is Karasek memories without question the cruelty of this game. It would have not really thought at that time, but just played … Thus, the documentary covers mainly, that those who lived during the Nazi regime, are also making little reflection to work this time and exercise themselves in the collective forgetting. The later generations to make it much more thought, to try to understand their fathers, who have suffered from their often harsh and loveless upbringing her. Nothing was apparently good enough for them, not respect for the autonomy of another person present, and slogans like “Have you not so” or “more than” seem shaped the childhood of the second generation. One of the most disturbing but the CVs is committed by Marva Karrer, whose parents joint suicide in 1987. She tries to discover the secret of this suicide to come and find their answer and Others in the NPEA time of her father, but also in the Jewish ancestry of her mother. Together with their sons Jacob and Philip Krovoza Marva Karrer viewed the photos of their parents and interpret them. Thus the film succeeds in bridging the gap from the past into the present, even if it raises more questions than answers in total. Mr. Children works sometimes unconventional, by using slow camera movements and dramatic music, like a thriller, again and again fades the bungalow of Karrer. In particular, a Protruding little iron door is thereby taken as a symbol that access to the past will probably always remain an unsolved mystery. Then again, images of the past are projected in today’s rooms, making the presence of history is clear, and the cut end of the film sequences are faster and some images are only displayed for a split – just as it is often memory. Barely tangible, very shadowy and vague. It also makes this film difficult to grasp because he had many more points can go deep and must also achieve a spectator as the phenomenon of “Before the Fall” could approach. There remains only the knowledge that former students – the “docile as plasticine” – were never have handled their past, and even if they meet this time with a quasi silence, they have their descendants many of which have been on the road. (Silvy Pommerenke)
  Title: Mr. Children (DVD) Country of production: Germany, Austria Year of Production: 2009 Length: 95 (Min.) (# ) Published at: Salzgeber tone / language: Dolby Digital 2.0, German EAN: 4040592003733 Extras: None

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