Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Full Metal Village

I just watched a very sweet documentary by a Korean Woman who portrays a tiny German village that hosts a huge heavy metal festival once a year. Here's the link to imdb (not very detailed).Is that intercultural? It sure is. Living in a city I had no clue what living in the country means. Director Cho shows not only how the village is affected by the festival, but also just simply what is important to the villagers, what they want from life and love. She talks to couples who have been married over 25 years and the local teenagers who sometimes feel alienated and controlled by the older generations. One of the older ladies goes on holiday each time the festival comes around. She is worried of the devil-worshipping, chicken-slaughtering metalheads, whereas other senior citizens help the festivalgoers reach their parking space, or supply food, souvenirs or even alcohol. It is not mentioned in the movie, but the local grocery store makes as much profit during the Wacken festival as it makes during the rest of the year...
So generational, cultural and religious viewpoints make a really interesting intercultural movie that is quite funny at times as well.

1 comment:

Jen said...

it sounds like a really interesting film, I'll look out for it and hopefully get to see it some time

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