I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018)

  |  Comedy, Drama


I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018) Poster

"I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians." These words, spoken in the Council of Ministers of the summer of 1941, started the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. The film attempts to comment on this statement.


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8 June 2019 | cix_one
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| Great topic, terrible execution
I saw the movie at the Seattle Film Festival. The subject matter is relevant and intriguing from a social point of view - so the movie had the potential of being poignant and thought provoking. Instead, it feels as if the editor had been AWOL. The first hour and a half of the movie is peppered with irrelevant scenes, gratuitous coarse "humor" that is neither here nor there, and static shots with noise in the background (not unlike the time I accidentally hit record while pointing at the floor). Had it been a topic that I didn't have a personal interest in, I would have walked out of the theater after the first hour.

Surprisingly, the movie does end strongly. A good editing job could probably do wonders, producing a good 1 hour long movie. And that, in my book, would be preferable.

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Release Date:

19 July 2019

Language

Romanian


Country of Origin

Romania, Germany, Bulgaria, France, Czech Republic

Filming Locations

Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest, Romania

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,083 21 July 2019

Gross USA:

$11,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,171

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