|These variations of suffering are created through different constellations of modes of cinematic staging.
Victim: These scenes are about becoming aware of vulnerability and mortality. This image of the victim is usually staged as an unexpected moment of death.
Sacrifice: The soldier’s death is cinematically connected to a greater cause, the army, or the nation. Soldierly sacrifice is portrayed as a heroic death—often the death and the funeral are staged as the renewal of the community. Cinematically, this renewal is linked to reminders of what the corps, the army, and the nation owe to the hero. In this way, the transcendental sense of death is stressed, characterized by the “triumphant sacrifice.”
The scene of suffering: These scenes focus on the suffering individual who experiences himself as a vulnerable and mortal body. The final culmination is the apotheosis of the individual (deification).