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Never Look Away

CastTom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, Hanno Koffler, Cai Cohrs, Ina Weisse, Jeanette Hain, Jörg Schüttauf, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Ulrike C. Tscharre, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Ben Becker, Lars Eidinger, Bastian Trost, Mark Zak, Hinnerk Schönemann, Johanna Gastdorf, Florian Bartholomäi
Year released2018
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Art museum guide: "... Madness, mental illness, is elevated to a defining principle. Must one really assume that there are men who actually see their compatriots only as degenerate cretins?" (0:01)

Young Kurt Barnert tells his Aunt Elisabeth, "I think you're better than Hitler." (0:04)

Elisabeth hands a bouquet of flowers to Adolph Hitler. (0:11)

Elisabeth’s mother Malvine tells Dr. Michaelis, referring to Elisabeth, "Youthful delusion."
Elisabeth: ”Mild schizophrenia, youthful delusion.”
Michaelis: ”As schizophrenia is a hereditary condition, I'm obliged to ask, are there other cases of mental illness in your family?.”
”The decision on committal may not be up to you.”
”Heil Hitler.” (0:14)

A man injects Elisabeth as she struggles.
Scopolamine.” (0:17)

Nazi officer Burghart Kroll: "It is now my hope that we shall one day live in a world where the streets are completely free of mongoloids, the mentally ill, and other deformed individuals."
”Well, any patient you have sterilized and whose medical file you mark with a blue minus sign remains in the institution. However, if we find a red plus sign on the file, we know that the life in question is a worthless one, and the patient will be transferred to one of three special institutions in the eastern part of the Reich, and there will be relieved of a meaningless existence.” (0:19)

Elisabeth tells Professor Carl Seeband, "I'm only confused sometimes." (0:25)

Nurse: "Heil Hitler."
This is repeated numerous times during the rest of the film. (0:28)

Carl Seeband: "We'll do it without anesthesia." (0:42)

Kurt: "Father, you don't have to worry any longer."
”I never have to worry again.”
”You don't have to worry either.” (0:46)

Kurt discovers his father has hanged himself. (1:02)

His friend Ellie tells Kurt, "Thanks for risking your life for my reputation, but don't ever do anything so crazy again."
Referring to: ”Don't worry about her.” (1:11)

Ellie's mother Martha tells Kurt, "Occasionally one gets a free diagnosis." (1:15)

Kurt asks Ellie, "Why does the most idiotic snapshot have more reality than my painting?"
”He doesn't want us to talk about it. During the war, Papa treated the wives of Goering and Goebbels.” (1:22)

Ellie tells Kurt, referring to her parents, "Maybe we should tell them we're together first, to split the shock up into small parts."
”It's not Mama I'm worried about.” (1:26)

Carl tells Martha, "... she shows no symptoms of a cold."
”Leptosomic, melancholic, son of a man who took his life because he had to clean a few stairs.” (1:27)

Carl tells the others, "The psychotic thinks two and two makes five, while the neurotic knows two and two make four, but it worries him." (1:29)

Another painter asks Kurt, "Are you out of your mind?" (1:44)

Theater Marquee: “Psycho” (1:50)

Kurt hears a man in the art museum: "He gave the Hitler salute." (1:53)

Harry Preusser tells Kurt, referring to art Professor Antonius van Verten, "... whether you're accepted, or get a studio, it's all completely up to that maniac." (1:59)

Van Verten tells Kurt, referring to the Berlin wall, "Consistent German madness." (2:00)

Van Verten tells his art class, "In art only, freedom is not an illusion." (2:03)

Van Verten asks his class, "Has anyone had an insight this week?"
Kurt: ”That was my insight.” (2:11)

Van Verten tells Kurt, referring to Descartes, "Everything could be an illusion, a trick, his imagination." (2:19)

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