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New mini-feature about the great use of great songs to make a great scene even better.

Lilja Lilya 4-Ever Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharsky, Lukas Moodysson

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.