MOTHER'S MASK (Mutters Maske) Christoph Schlingensief, D 1987/88, 85 min
Visconti meets "Dallas" in Schlingensief's official remake of Veit Harlan's JUD SÜSS (1940) and OPFERGANG (1944)!read more... hide...
- In Veit Harlan’s work you have these strange, murky German conversations that you also get in Fassbinder. Irm [Hermann] is at the window and she says, “My God, Hans … Poor Hans … What’s wrong with Hans?” She’s speaking in this trancelike way. In Veit Harlan’s stuff people sit and say, “Every Sunday … at the same time …we get our spiritual nourishment.” So everything is floating around in this profound German atmosphere. Or fog! (Christoph Schlingenisef, Christoph Schlingensief and His Films)