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    Liborio Termini

   Liborio Termini is a professor in film        criticism and film theory at the
   University of Turin, Italy.

   Christian Schoen

   Text auf deutsch

 

An Icelandic folktale tells of a God who travelled from house to house and took away with him the most beautiful children and the best of the livestock. The people lived in terror of this divine predator, but they could not escape the cruetly of the God. One family hit on a solution: Underneath their house they excavated a large cavern with a subterranean meadow. There they hid their most beautiful children and animals. The God passed by, looked around and said: "There is nothing for me here, but I will ensure that from this moment on whatever