A shocking 'Die Walküre',
experienced by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
During the orchestral introduction, a bride -- maybe Sieglinde -- is gang raped by the Neo-Nazi friends of her newly-wed husband. We are in some bleak and dark northern German place, not far from the Baltic Sea, with decaying industrial plant. Siegmund is attracted by Sieglinde's buttocks and makes love to her on the kitchen table. The Gods' Palace, the Walhalla -- is a battered camper near a dump; Wotan, the King of the Gods, is an old poor tramp smelling of beer and commandeered by Fricka dressed in Queen Elizabeth II casual attire...
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