By Michael Sauter
October 22, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Ogre

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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.

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(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.

The Ogre

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