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Afi Film Fest: A Window On Some Far Shores : Friday

March 08, 1987|KEVIN THOMAS

"The Dark Side of the Moon" (Denmark, 1986, 7:30 p.m.). Director Erik Claussen's superbly wrought parable of guilt and redemption centering on a convicted wife killer's traumatic re-entry into the world after 16 years' imprisonment and his quest for his daughter's forgiveness. The almost hallucinatory dislocation and isolation this haunted man (played rivetingly by Peter Thiel) experiences are expressed in images of such power and beauty that they recall those of the rather similar "Paris, Texas." An extraordinary experience--and not without humor and tenderness for all its bleak mood. Recommended.

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