Sixteen years after Lothringen! (1994), Jean-Marie Straub revisits a text by nationalist writer Maurice Barrès and presents L’héritier (2010). Both films examine with utmost rigor the scars left by years of German occupation of the French regions Alsace and Lorraine. But let nobody say he was not warned: past and present overlap without confusion in both works so that reference to history should not hide the fact that they point to cutting edge reality.
Adaptation, Europe, History, Materialism, Palimpsest, Resistence, Utopia