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The film feels like it is so deliberate and detailed it is only just holding together a coherent and beautiful narrative. Just as a culture like pre-war Vienna was barely holding together it's sense of purity and refinement. Ultimately the more destructive, suppressed elements of human nature broke through.

It's interesting and disturbing what human beings do to each other when another is de-humanised, when one group feels they have superiority or control. This image is from Marina Abramovic's performance of Rhythm 0 in 1974. She laid out various objects and a statement saying she was responsible for anything that happened between the audience and her in a 6 hour period.


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