Thursday, October 25, 2012

Doom

"Air", RBB/ARD
Human beings, believed to be creation's crowning glory, are about to dig their own grave. Pollution destroys the earth.

German art students took the four elements earth, fire, water and air, to which they added a fifth, ice. They created five short scenarios of a planet in terminal disorder. "Air" ("Luft", RBB/ARD) takes us to the abandoned zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Few people live here, a couple of militia men and old people waiting to die in their run down farm houses. Maria, pregnant and bleeding, asks Corvin, the young doctor, to help her give birth to her child. The child, of course, is dead.

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