Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Rabbit a la Berlin"


Out of Poland/Germany comes an odd documentary, "Rabbit a la Berlin," featuring rabbits and humans during the Cold War. The rabbits are trapped in the "death zone" between the Berlin Wall (walls). (The Wall was two walls with grassy space inbetween.) A woman's voice gives the rabbit's-eye view of events, and from all accounts it is a sometimes hard to watch political allegory. The main actors are the nose wiggling European rabbits who give the history lesson of the dreadful results of the wall. It is apparently an oscar possibility. Not "Watership Down," by any stretch of the imagination, yet the rabbits are very much the stars. I am sure it would be hard to watch since I have heard there is rabbit mayhem involving rifles in sections.