In making contact with this major historical event, the sight of someone who has experienced battle has to be the ultimate outcome. Likewise a film about a cemetery can’t therefore do without the sight of someone dead. The search for unknown soldiers in the battlefield often is undertaken with opposing motivations. The culture of remembrance seems a combination of mythomania, entrepreneurship, psychopathology, and poetic inclinations.

Together with Winter Prayers (2006) and The Scrap-Iron Age, War is Over (2011) forms a trilogy on the memory of the First World War.