PART-TIME WORK OF A DOMESTIC SLAVE (Alexander Kluge, 1973)

“In order to have more children herself, Roswitha runs an abortion practice.” — the narrator Although its usual English-translated title sounds severe (Occasional Work of a Female Slave sounds better), West German writer-director Alexander Kluge’s Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin delights. Although its style is Godardian-disjointed, with photographs, film clips and voiceover narration interrupting, exceptional emotional fluidity […]