helmaaarrrr’s review published on Letterboxd:
wow. this movie was beautiful. beautifully disturbing.
i watched it since its germanys entry for best foreign picture and i was not disappointed. i’m not a huge fan of war movies because often times they dont feel personal enough for me. a lot of the times the characters are just there and are used as an example rather than an own human being. but this movie didn’t fall into that. the main character paul was relatable. not in a way that u know how it is to be in his situation but rather why or how he acts can be understood because of what he has gone through, wich the viewer experiences with him.
im not a person who needs to be told that war is bad but it cemented it into my mind even more. it was raw and showed the most ugly sides of war. my heart broke everytime the soldiers had these small joys. it was so painful to witness yet so beautiful how people can get so exited over the picture of a woman.
the cinematography was everything what you expect from a war film: amazing. the nature shots were beyond beautiful. the acting was pretty good. one thing i had a tiny problem
with was the score. sometimes it was boring other times it used weird techno things wich imo didn’t fit. i like it more when the music in an historical film fits with the time period it takes place in. that might just be my opinion but whatever
also random but the dialogue wasn’t understandable at all. not because of the sound or anything but the characters talked so mumbley(is that a word??idk) that i couldn’t understand my own language.
anyways this was great!!! hope it gets nominated
BTW WHY IS THIS ON NETFLIX I WANT TO SEE THIS IN A CINEMA WITH A HUGE SCREEN AND BETTER SOUND