Monday, August 09, 2010
Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Before I start to look at Captain Berlin versus Hitler there are two important things I need to tell you. Firstly this is not a movie, it is a play, filmed during performance with some funky post-production effects added to make it comic book like. As such this can’t really be judged directly against other films – it needs the suspension of belief that a play demands so that when a character walks round in circles slowly squatting as they move, for instance, we realise they are descending into a bunker or crypt.
The next thing to note, for those who might be interested in purchasing this – come the end of the review – is that this is a German DVD that mentions English subtitles on the box, however when you get to the film there are no evident subtitles. If you look under extras there is an English export version of the film and this contains the subtitle track. The main reason for putting it here seems to be that the comic book moments, which have integrated writing, have also been redone into English.
*, though little other detail is offered!
6.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.
*The wolf is represented by a large toy dog strung up on stage. Being a play I can handle the un-reality of such a prop but it has been suggested to me that there would be a whole new direction in vampire film study here, as well as crap bat syndrome we could have wonky wolf syndrome!