Musíme si Pomáhat

[Screenshot]Musíme si Pomáhat is a taut and tightly-constructed story rife with situatioal ironies and sympathy. Many of the incidental characters come across in shades of gray: while Josef and Marie are presented as authentically admirable (modulo the quite reasonable doubts for their own safety), Horst and Kepke, despite the character-blackening traits of their Nazi association, come across as, to a certain extent, sympathetic, or at least more so than the hypocritical Resistance leaders. There’s little this film does wrong (I can’t think of anything offhand) and much that it does right in its acting, plotting, and pacing. I found this another pleasant surprise on my journey through (in honesty, often mediocre) central European cinema.

See also: IMDB, Wikipedia.


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