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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 02.04.11] Germany movie trailer news drama

I love a good period drama. Show me one that has a tinge of creep factor and I’ve even more interested. And then there’s something like The Poll Diaries, Chris Kraus’ follow-up to 2006’s Four Minutes which introduces newcomer Paula Beer as Oda, a young girl who returns to Poll to live with her morbid scientist father just before the outbreak of world war one.

I was first struck by the sheer beauty of this trailer and how it seamlessly treads from lush, breathtaking scenery to images of a man removing a human brain. It’s a little shocking at first but the transition adds to the feeling of impending doom that lines this tale of self discovery. It's also worth mentioning that the film is shot by a woman - cinematographer Daniela Knapp; a rarity always worth noting.

This is one I’m very excited to see though having the opportunity to do so may not arise until The Poll Diaries makes an appearance on DVD. Too bad as it’s one I’d love to see on the big screen.

Trailer after the break.

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Jeff in Seattle (11 years ago) Reply

I will be watching this at the Seattle International Film Festival next week! Check it out! :)

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