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The Ogre

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The Ogre

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
John Malkovich
director:
Volker Schlondorff
genre:
Drama, Historical

We gave it a B+

Like some dark fairy tale, Volker Schlondorff’s latest film follows Abel (Malkovich), a childlike Frenchman on an odyssey through World War II. From internment in a POW camp to a job naively rounding up young boys for a Hitler Youth camp, Abel slowly becomes absorbed in Nazi life — allowing Schlondorff to explore a familiar evil from the fresh perspective of an innocent.

Reel Goodies

(0:50) In a graphic display of wanton Nazi arrogance, a heavily armed hunting party slaughters countless deer and wild boar.

The Last Detail

This film perfectly accompanies The Tin Drum, Schlondorff’s film about a small boy who refuses to grow while Hitler is in power.

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