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Saw – at last – Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God yesterday. A marvellous film, all the better for being viewed in German: it allowed me to concentrate entirely upon the images. The experience of watching films in foreign languages inclines me to think that in the best films, dialogue is all but irrelevant.

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A passionate anglophile, Thierack volunteers for the German army at the outbreak of the First World War. His aim is to create a ground-breaking academic study of the speech patterns of the British Isles …

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