Friday, May 23, 2008

Berlin Hair Today

A flamboyantly gay hairdresser from Copenhagen, Denmark, tours Berlin with a film crew, looking for epic bad hair in need of his immediate attention. The idea is cute and well executed if you speak German, but Berlin Hair Today is cursed with the absolute worst subtitles I have suffered through in years: purple text outlined with fuchsia. I would almost rather see white-only subtitles on a brightly lit black-and-white film. I would hope that it would be reasonably easy to re-render the subtitles in a colour pairing that won't cause headaches and possible seizures; until then, not recommended.

Berlin Hair Today, dir. Ole Bendtzen, Germany/Denmark 2008, 14 min. video, in German and English with illegible English subtitles

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