AKA: The Ogre
A tale about Hitler's Germany in which a naive mechanic comes to symbolize the seductive appeal of the Nazi regime. Abel is a French orphan who believes he is a 'magical creature'. As a reclusive adult he finds that children are his only friends, but when a girl accuses him of molesting her, he is imprisoned. Abel is offered redemption by entering the army on the eve of World War II. It's the beginning of a journey that will take him from Herman Goering's private hunting estate to a school for Hitler youth.
7 member reviews/ratings for this MovieAverage Rating: (7.14 / 10)
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Unusual, uneven but fascinating piece.My Movie Rating: 8 / 10
An interesting, multi-layered film. Visually impressive and highly satisfying in that regard. The casting of Malkovich is problematic in that he speaks with a very distracting American accent but he is playing the role of a Frenchman. I would have preferred if this film had used German and French dialogue.My Movie Rating: 8 / 10
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