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  • Summary: A sober, fictionalized reconstruction of a tale that shocked Stuttgart, Germany, and a gripping portrait of how institutionalized racism drives a disempowered individual to violence and inhumanity. (ArtMattan Productions)
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    80
    A bleak and powerful work, one we probably need more than ever these days.
  2. 75
    Schlaich portrays a society in which some are racists who act cruelly toward the black man, and others, even strangers, go out of their way to help him.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    The film unfolds like a thriller: The plot moves so inexorably toward its tragic conclusion you can almost hear the clock ticking.
  4. Unfortunately, the mind and motivation of Otomo -- remain a mystery.
  5. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    50
    Not a cheerful watch: It's a shocking portrayal of rampant racism.
  6. 40
    The film allots far too much time to the cultural exchange program between the fugitive and his aide, in which Otomo can recap his sorrowful biography to a sympathetic audience surrogate.

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