Bland euro-pudding lacks currency.
Amid the more colloquial levels of film-crit discourse (where the word 'Canadian’ is strictly an adjective, capable of evoking entire volumes of worthy tedium), there is a particular phenomenon known as the Euro-Pudding. It’s easily identifiable,...
Romance in the midst of radicalism.
GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL: This absorbing and long film opens with a cluster of scenes so good that at once you’re primed for something brilliant and exciting. The time is the late '40s and the place is Germany. We’re in a garden. A large and cuddly...
The new Austrian film The Counterfeiters, won “Best foreign language film” at this year's Academy Awards and is a stunning piece of cinema… It's based on the true story of “Operation Bernhard”: which was set up by the Nazi's in 1942 and was the l...
Elegantly shot and constructed, with a fine central performance by Karl Markovics, The Counterfeiters entertains while also asking big, divisive moral questions, and is a well deserved Oscar winner.
'You Jews. Tricks and fakeries. It’s what you’re good at." Stefan Ruzowitzky’s The Counterfeiters is not for the faint of heart. Austria’s Oscar winning war-thriller has an unwavering devotion to a clear voice, which excites and disgusts in...