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German
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Multi-talented Mario Schneider, known for his sensitive cinematic portraits (HELBRA, HEINZ UND FRED) devotes his latest work to eternal beauty. "That a thousand years after we die, you may see how beautiful you were..." With a quote loosely based on Michelangelo begins this documentary, which already at first glance questions our conventional notions of beauty. Four people who pose as nude models at the Leipzig Academy of Art grant a view not only of their exposed bodies, but also into their souls. "Once again, Schneider films less with a camera than he paints. And once again he creates true portrait art in the process." (Sächsische Zeitung) "Cautious and avoiding any voyeurism." (Kölner Stadtanzeiger)