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Surprise!

Germany, 1995 (MIFF 1995, Fiction)

Director: Veit Helmer

The hand-colouring of each individual frame and the absurdist nature of the story give the film an almost cartoonish quality reminiscent of the Warner Brothers' Loony Tunes series. A man sur­rounds his sleeping wife with an arsenal of weapons. Is it true love or criminal intent?

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