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    "A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time.... Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication." — Frederick Barthelme

    "Jürgen Fauth's deft mashup of genre and historical period is both a full-throttle literary thriller of ideas and a contemplative examination of film and fascism. Kino is a debut of great intellectual  force."– Teddy Wayne

    "A surprising alternative history. Kino brings the golden age of German cinema to light with loving, sometimes gritty, detail and great precision." – Neal Pollack, author of Jewball.

    "A delirious melange of conspiracy, magic, sex, history, bad behavior, and cinema, Kino is a stellar entertainment, and Jürgen Fauth is a writer of rare, sinister imagination." – Owen King, author of Reenactment

    "A light-hearted romp that leads straight into darkness and back through the shadows on the wall."– Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

    "Movie nuts arise! A happy and felicitous debut."– Terese Svoboda

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It’s heartening to see a German drama that isn’t about World War II, but compared to the Holocaust, the building of the Berlin Wall has rather less oomph. This abortive love story from Dresden ’61 is terribly by the numbers: ah, now the young hero meets the youthful revolutionaires, now he falls in love, now he learns a lesson about responsibility etc. And the ending is telegraphed through helpful intertitles that announce, “3 weeks to the building of the Wall.” For a premiere, they didn’t have enough free booze.

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