Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Charming Facism

I think in 2008 there was a new clip for the Citroën C5, which should be sold with the slogan: "Unmistakeably German".

Well, why not. But it's a strange image of Germany, which is used by this clip. The whole scenery is taken from the thirties, the blond SS-styled guy and the Wagnerian music. To me it seems like a production by Leni Riefenstahl.

But the best, and I don’t think that this is a pure coincidence, the protagonist looks almost exactly like Jonathan Littell that English/French writer, who became famous with his novel “The Kindly Ones” the fictional memories of an SS officer and mass murderer.

So what the hell they are doing here? Telling their customers what cool guys have served in the SS and that this is unmistakeably German?

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