Germany in Autumn

Impressive in that it seems to do just what it sets out to do (that is, capture the zeitgeist of a very specific period of time), this film is heavily indebted to its historical context in a way that makes me think of the documentary genre. Though this film has documentary aspects and segments, it would not entirely be fair to label it as such. However, it perfectly captures the feel of a topical documentary or even a newspiece by rooting itself in current events. The directorial collage behind this manage--with a lot of credit no doubt to the editors of the film--to put their work together in a way that feels like it's one slightly erratic film and not a half dozen shorts, something that feels less like an anthology and more like a feature.