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"Stölzl craftily melds the genres of period drama and psychological thriller, not for the purposes of reheated nostalgia, but to shed a cold light on the recursions of historical trauma." ~ William Repass, Slant Magazine
Stölzl takes advantage of the elasticity of cinematic time to affect the subjective “disappearance of time and space” that Böhm pridefully attributes to his method of torture. Jump cuts elide and superimpositions double the rhythms of passing time as Josef repeats from memory the invocation to the ...