2007-12-10

Natural Born Killers


Watched Natural Born Killers Director's Cut tonight, for the first time after seeing it at ZooPalast theater in Berlin when it first came out in Germany in October 1994.

The movie was "unter 18" and I was younger than that. I remember sneaking in using my older friend's student ID. Ticket in my hand, line at the door, they are checking everybody young-looking, but after a brief hesitation (felt like ages) the guy let me through.

Seeing the film again today, with more background knowledge about US culture and history, I expected it to feel different, less immediate, more intellectualized today. But it was just as powerful and visceral as I remembered it.