Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Wrong films won

I can understand why An Inconvenient Truth & Das Leben der Anderen won - au courant topics, but in both cases they were not the best choice. For documentaries, the two religious films were the best of the nominees with Deliver us from evil being the best documentary of the year. However global warming is the hot topic so Gore's PowerPoint presentation received the nod. In international affairs, Stasi is an in topic, but the protagonists actions defy belief - impossible to believe that a career Stasi agent would feel so much sympathy for an artist as to cover for him repeatedly to the point of destroying his career & risking imprisonment. By contrast the characters' actions in Efter brylluppet were compelling, sad & believable and contained my favourite line of the year "I don't care if he fucked a goat."

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