New mini-feature about the great use of great songs to make a great scene even better.
Song: “Mein Herz brennt” by German ‘Industrial Metal’ group Rammstein
Film: Lilja-4-Ever / Lilya 4-Ever
Scene: the central character Lilya has escaped from imprisonment and is running through a foreign city, not knowing where to go, and nobody is offering to help.
Why it’s awesome: it’s Rammstein. It’s a brutal mashup of rhythmic orchestral strings and over-distored heavy metal guitars. The sound is overwhelming, and the visuals are distressing (shaky cam and frenetic cuts), which makes this a very memorable and powerful opening. It puts you right in the scene with her, disoriented, afraid, and desperate.