war

Heavy fumes

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

It starts with a close-up of two cuddling bodies, covered in substance which at first glance reminds of  chemical burns, then is just a sand and then a constellation. “You have seen nothing in Hiroshima, ” – the narrator keeps on repeating while the viewer goes through more and more of awful imagery. Shots of destroyed Hiroshima,..
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Heavy fumes

Paths of Glory (1957)

Compassion. This is what it’s about. Political pressure causes French officers to perform an attack, which is an inevitable failure. This leads to a military tribunal for 3 soldiers and a well-tuned mechanism of military justice is hard to stop. Staying a human gets hard when you are surrounded by meaningless and absurd murder.