Thursday, April 16, 2009

Little man, What Now?

Years ago, I saw a film on television late at night, titled, Little Man, What Now?. It was a remarkable film about a young couple struggling to survive in a country where everyone but themselves seemed to be going crazy over one ideology or another, each promising to bring the country out of the Great Depression and provide every citizen with his/her due.

Rather than embrace any of the various movements, they preferred to just muddle through, raise their baby and hope for the best.

It could have been set in almost any Western country in the early 1930s, but it is especially poignant because it is set in Germany, and we who watch it a lifetime later know what lay ahead for them.

Poor souls. To say nothing of their baby....

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