Mir ist es egal, wenn wir als Barbaren in die Geschichte eingehen auf Trailer, Filmkritiken und vieles mehr über Mir ist es egal, wenn wir als Barbaren in die Geschichte eingehen.
Mir ist es egal, wenn wir als Barbaren in die Geschichte.
SPOILER ALERT. The review contains spoilers, as details from the film are what made me rate it.
This movie brilliantly shows the Romanian society from the perspective of the social activists that are currently (2018) protesting against the establishment. It portrays them as snub, elitists, that can't use their intellect to reason with people below their intelligence level. This is best portrayed in the scene where Mariana is approached by two senior citizens holding umbrellas that are outraged by being mixed with gypsies, an obviously racist remark. What Mariana does is that she quotes a book from a philosopher/historian disregarding the fact that the seniors obviously have no idea what she's talking about. She made her point that she is superior and, you know, reads books, and that they are very well below her intellect, and that's about it. The movie also portrays average Romanians as being cold-hearted, stupid (uneducated) greedy, and savage. The scene where they all applaud the burning of the Jews comes to mind.
There are other elements of progressivism that are exaggerated, but in my opinion necessary in the current debate landscape of Romania. For instance, the fact that Marian is pregnant from having an affair with a married man and debating whether or not to have an abortion, that at the dinner party the only couple that is engaging in public display of affection is the lesbian couple, the nudity of Mariana's partner that tries to counter the prudery of the Romanian society, and so forth.
Art has to makes us think, and has to make us talk. I like the fact that the character is trying to bring forth a subject that is unpopular, a dark part of the Romanian history - r.e. the mass extermination and deportation of Romanian jews. But it does so in a long, snail-paced endeavor of putting on a show that is financed by taxpayer money. And this is another problem that the movies brings forth, is that art and activism are ultimately financed by public taxpayer money, instead of individual patrons. Most musical acts in Romania for instance rely on money from city halls and city councils to organize public events, and not selling tickets to concerts, because then they couldn't make a living. This is a decline in both the quality of the art and the education and exposure to art by the public simultaneously.
Overall the film is ambitious, militant and very necessary in the Romanian art landscape, but long, slow-paced, over-acted and under-directed. It fails to bring new perspective to the already enlighten and it's not so accessible that it can be appealing to the average audience.
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