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Page 10-The Michigan Daily- Monday, April 5,1993


Stolen Classic
In the tradition of Italian realist cin-
ema like Vittoria DeSica's "Umberto
D," comes "Il Ladro di Bambini" or
"The Stolen Children," directed by
Gianni Amelio. The film has every
right to be a sappy sentimental "Rain
Man" meets "Scent of a Woman" fam-
ily feature. In fact, if it had been made
in Hollywood, it probably would have
emgedas "Three Fugitives," or some
such piece of tripe. Instead, "The Sto-
len Children" tells its story simply,
without resorting to- cheap tear-pro-

voking. Two children, a young boy and
his eleven-year old sister who has been
forced intoprostitution by theirmother,
are being escorted to an orphanage by
a reluctant soldier (Enrico Lo Verso).
The surly, bitter children and the sol-
dier grate On each other's nerves, until
gradually they come to know and even
carefor each other. The plot may sound
hokey, but the film's honesty makes
"Stolen Children" fresh and truly heart-
breaking. Don't miss it. The film plays
tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow at 5 at the
Michigan Theater. Call 668-8397.
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Continued from page 9
the gangsta genre to lift us up where we
Of course, Dre takes some time to
cover old ground, and slips a bit on the
tracks "A Nigga Witta Gun" and "Rat-
Tat-Tat-Tat." Regardless of the crazy-
hype production on these pieces, I can't
get wit the message that a ruthless nigga
wit a gun somehow advances a "master
plan" (sure, the racists'). Check the self-
hatred and try again, Dre. Judging from
these lyrics, you would think nobody
told him about the gang truce in Los
The Chronic's last unlisted track,
"Bitches Ain't Shit," is a hardcore clas-
sic. Over a mesmerizing beat, the posse
runs down the blues about shaky char-
acters like Snoop's old "G" and Eric
Wright. This track is exemplary of the
Doctor's appeal: He doesn't claim
bullshit moral high ground against the
wicked, but instead soaks himself in
their iniquities. Some P.C. boot-mouths
might portray Dre as a villian for this,
but f- that-attacking minorities'
rights to free speech doesn't eliminate
intolerance, it intensifies racism. Re-
gardless of silly political games of the
current time, The Chronic is a timeless
-Forrest Green III
Singles 89-92
Matador Records
Every band seems to have a strange
tale or two to tell about how they got
where they're at. Unsane looks like they
wrote the book. From a death in the

band (drummer Charlie Ondras over-
dosed on heroin in 1992), and from
miscues along the way (signing with a
record label that used their money to
purchase cocaine), Unsane has defi-
nitely had more than their share of trials
and tribulations along the way. "Singles
89-92" effectively wraps up the out of
print oddities that the band offered be-
fore the death of Ondras, thus putting to

rest a chapter in their existence.
As the band name would indicate
Unsane isjust exactly that, and "Singles
89-92" captures the essence of thispow-
erful hardcore trio, all the way from
their "This Town" 7" to the "Bath" LP.
Their ear splitting riffs and thunderous
rhythms makes it kind of scary to think
what these guys would do if it weren't
for their music. This stuff moves fast, so

step off if you're lagging behind.
Some of the recordings on the album
are a little too raw and under-produced,
but for fans of older Unsane material,
the record serves its function well. As
far as the future goes, Vinnie Signorelli
has been signed on as a replacement
drummer, so look for new Unsane ma-
terial to come out soon.
-Nima Hodaei

Valentina Scalici gives a haunting performance in "Il Ladro di Bambini."

Unsane has gone through some strange experiences, but their thunderous music is worth a listen.

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