Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread) (2006)
Critic Consensus: A matter-of-fact, nearly wordless documentary, Our Daily Bread's spare presentation of slaughterhouses and human consumption serves up food for thought.
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Critic Reviews for Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread)
Compelling, distressing documentary about the weirdly mechanized world of industrial farms, slaughterhouses and other sources of mass-produced food has a surrealist edge that gives the film a dreamlike ambience.
Essentially, it's a Koyanisquaasti for metal and meat fetishists, and that's no bad thing.
The camera simply looks, with unflinching interest, as plants and animals are processed (in European industrial settings) into the food we eat. It's up to the viewer to distinguish tastes of horror, compassion, and awe at the efficiency involved.
On a shot-by-shot basis, much of Our Daily Bread is stunning.
An alarming vision of the antiseptic order we have created around the business of stocking our fridge.
A thought-provoking documentary that would go well on a double bill with Richard Linklater's fictional Fast Food Nation.
Audience Reviews for Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread)
It may have been one of the worst documentaries I have ever sat through. Our Daily bread brings you through the food industry but only shows you the part of killing animals, cutting their body parts off and what the machines do. We don't see after the fact when things are packaged but just the brutal side of things. In the first 15 minutes you see many long shots showing animals being forced into lines to be killed, even though I know this happens every day. I don't need to watch a movie about it. Through those 15 minutes you see so much that already you want to turn it off. I was expecting someone to start talking but no, for all 90 minutes there is absolutely no talking whatsoever. This is filled with long shots that show what goes on in these plants and just shows how life less the people working there are. This film was hard to watch and was just boring, I was expecting another Food Inc but this is nothing close to that.
Our Daily Bread, our daily humans.
This is the best documentary I've seen on the production of food. The lack of any narrative enhances the film's visual impact and demands the viewer come up with his or her own conclusions. While it may not be for everyone, 'Our Daily Bread' is an objective look at modern day agriculture that is an important historical record and an eye-opener for anyone adventurous enough to watch.
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