GenreDrama Story byHeinrich Boll CountryWest Germany
WriterHeinrich Boll (novel) Release date4 July 1965 (1965-07-04) (Berlinale) Based onBilliards at Half-past Nine
by Heinrich Boll DirectorsJean-Marie Straub, Daniele Huillet CastDaniele Huillet, Heinrich Hargesheimer ScreenplayJean-Marie Straub, Daniele Huillet Similar moviesJean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet directed Not Reconciled and Class Relations
Straub huillet s not reconciled video essay with richard brody of the new yorker
Not Reconciled (German: Nicht versöhnt) is a 1965 West German drama film directed by Jean-Marie Straub. It has the subtitle Only Violence Helps Where Violence Reigns (Es hilft nur Gewalt wo Gewalt herrscht). The film is an adaptation of the 1959 novel Billiards at Half-past Nine by Heinrich Böll.
Richard Brody of The New Yorker reviewed the film in 2008: "Straub and Huillet make the layers of history live in the present tense, which they judge severely. The tamped-down acting and the spare, tense visual rhetoric suggest a state of moral crisis as well as the response—as much in style as in substance—that it demands."