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Blood & Gold (2023) movie review and synopsis.

Set during the final days of the war, as Germany falls to the Allies, reluctant soldier Heinrich (Robert Masser) has deserted and is desperately trying to find the little girl he has only seen once, who is the only survivor. . member of his family. Unfortunately, he is stopped by a Nazi squad led by the sadistic von Starnfeld (Alexander Scheer), who wears a Phantom of the Opera-style mask to cover some gruesome injuries on the left side of his face and is hanging around his neck. from a nearby tree so that he could slowly suffocate to death. Alas, these are Nazis with a schedule to keep, so once they have him hanging in the air, they take off without sticking around long enough to make sure he’s dead. This proves to be a welcome break for Heinrich, as it allows him to be cut back in time by local woman Elsa (Marie Hacke) and return to the farm where she lives with her mentally challenged younger brother Paule (Simon Rupp). .

As for those Nazis, they had to go to the nearby village of Sonneberg, where they believe a fortune in gold lies somewhere in the ruins of the house that belonged to the only Jewish family in town until it was burned by their neighbors. including the double mayor (Stephan Grossman), during the early days of the war. Determined enough to recover the gold, von Starnfeld sends his men to local farms to commandeer food, and when they reach Elsa’s country, the soldiers add rape to their to-do list. This forces Heinrich out of hiding and leads to the first (but certainly not the last) big sequence in which he and Elsa confront their attackers and wreak bloody havoc proving themselves to be practically unbreakable. Heinrich, Elsa and Paule then try to escape, but find their paths crossing again with the Nazis as they too become involved in the search for gold, all under the clock of the imminent arrival of American forces.

If this plot description gives you deja vu, it may be because it arrives just weeks after the release of Sisu, another action film set during the end of World War II featuring a seemingly invincible soldier, a quantity of gold and a heap of gold. Nazi soldiers who mostly only exist to show up for a few seconds before being killed off in a particularly nasty way. “Blood & Gold” also bears the influence of Quentin Tarantino in the form of his bolder moments of darkly comedic violence, ironic soundtrack and a script by Stefan Barth that often plays like a hybrid of Django Unchained. and “Inglourious Basterds.” (Even the trailer for the film makes it seem like it was created specifically for the upcoming gripping “Grindhouse” segment.)

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