Not Reconciled, Or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules

Film - Feature | January 29 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction by composer and lecturer Erik Ulman.

Straub-Huillet take dynamite to both their Heinrich Böll source novel and the fabric of postwar Germany in their powerful adaptation, “built on the equation M [military] = M3 [murder].” While the novel presented several generations of the German bourgeoisie as they skated from the 1910s through the Nazi era and the postwar economic “miracle,” Not Reconciled merged decades, generations, and characters together, underlining Straub-Huillet’s belief that fascism never left. “But the roles you played then and today are the same,” one character notes. “Long live dynamite!” 

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission