I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018)
May 9, 2021 5:24 PM - Subscribe

A comedic, feminist, and Brechtian film about Romania's denial of their participation in the holocaust.
posted by latkes (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I just loved this so much. Seems very influenced by The Nasty Girl which likewise confronts the denial perpetrators (all of us) hold about their own actions and impact, the re-framing of monsters as heroes, and another film which doesn't attempt to show the holocaust in a 'realistic' way, but by breaking the third wall, using theater and performances of reenactment instead of the atrocities themselves, can convey the story more truthfully, more plainly, with less contemporary reframe.

Loved the meandering philosophical arguments, the long passages read aloud, the way historical photography was used, not letting us look away.

Going to try to watch all the Radu Jude I can now.
posted by latkes at 5:36 PM on May 9, 2021 [1 favorite]

Forgot to say I was able to stream on Kanopy through my library card based subscription
posted by latkes at 6:40 PM on May 9, 2021 [2 favorites]

Radu Jude is amazing. Highly recommend Uppercase Print and recommend Bad Luck Banging, or Loony Porn, but with the caveat that the uncensored version contains actual hardcore sex scenes. The censored version, in which Jude blocks out the sex scenes with MS Paint level graphics with messages protesting censorship, is on Hulu.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:59 AM on September 27, 2022 [1 favorite]

Wow just watched Bad Luck Banging - it was incredible! Have to let that sink in for a bit...
posted by latkes at 9:44 PM on September 28, 2022

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