RE­VI­SION

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(Philip Sch­effner, Ger­many). 106 min­utes. Subti­tled. Rat­ing: As if work­ing with an ab­stract puz­zle, Philip Sch­effner pieces to­gether the story of two men found shot to death in a Ger­man farmer’s field. In­ter­views with the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies, wit­nesses, lawyers and jour­nal­ists pro­vide frag­mented per­spec­tives. Some of th­ese peo­ple are ig­no­rant, oth­ers clin­i­cal. Mean­while the fam­i­lies are sim­ply kept in the dark.

As the big­ger pic­ture comes into fo­cus, what seemed to be ran­dom killings be­come hate crimes fu­elled by racism and im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy. The film’s clever, con­cep­tual struc­ture may prove an en­durance test for some, but pa­tience is richly re­warded . May 2, 3: 30 pm, TIFF Bell Light­box 3; May 4, 9: 45 pm, Royal Cin­ema; May 5, 3: 30 pm, TIFF Bell Light­box 4.

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