Not Reconciled

1965

Drama

125
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 396

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430.46 MB
1280*720
German
NR
23.976 fps
55 min
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843.98 MB
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German
NR
23.976 fps
55 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by stadtkind78 5 / 10 / 10

pretty close to the book, if obliquely rendered

If you've read the book, the film makes pretty much sense. Then again, if you've read the book and didn't have a professor explain it to you, you probably didn't understand it anyway. I know I didn't until we discussed it in class. I can't imagine what you'd make of it if you'd never read the book though. There's a lot of symbolism that isn't really all that clear from the movie, I don't guess. You'd have no idea who anyone was or how they were related or what they were talking about if you hadn't read the book. I guess that's the thing, this movie won't make any sense if you haven't read the book, but I'm not altogether sure what it would add if you had. An interesting curiosity anyway.

Reviewed by Horst_In_Translation 5 / 10 / 10

Does almost nothing for me

"Not Reconciled or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules" is a West German black-and-white film from 1965, so this movie already hast its 50th anniversary last year. It is a work by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, a French filmmaking duo that made many films in French and German language together. This one here is among the latter. And like some other of their works, it is not particularly long, only runs for 50 minutes approximately. There are several core messages and plot points in here, but one major aspect of the film (and also the somewhat only memorable to me) is about a father-son relationship. I have seen some works by Huillet and Straub and I must say I was not impressed at all. this film here does not change things for the better. The script and characters seemed uninteresting to me and it was virtually impossible to care for any of the protagonists. Apart from that, the line delivery was occasionally truly amateurish. I do not recommend the watch and 4 stars are actually somewhat generous for this movie. Thumbs down.

Reviewed by LuciaJoyce 5 / 10 / 10

Not Reconciled

The day my film professor was going to screen this film in class, he tried his best to prepare us. It's based on Heinrich Böll's novel "Billiards At Half Past Eight," he said; not that if you'd read the novel that'll help you, because whatever plot there is in the film is at best elided, and at most ignored. Straub and Huillet are disdainful, if not contemptuous, of "enjoyment" in narrative, he said: they take Brechtian audience alienation techniques to such an extreme that they very well alienate the audience entirely, or look for an audience of extraterrestials. This is an important and provocative film. Prepare to be challenged, he said, and dimmed the lights and started up the projector. For twenty minutes we watched images on black and white film. Conversations were verbose and it was difficult to follow what was being said (which, granted, is easy to do in German). The scenes didn't seem to follow any kind of order. I didn't understand a thing. At the reel change my professor raised the lights. Um, he said. There's been a mistake. I actually just showed you reel two. And they didn't ship us reel one. He threw his hands up in the air and said, But oh well. That's pretty much what watching a Straub and Huillet movie's like!

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