This is a messenger’s report on the media’s coverage of war. Elfriede Jelinek reflects not only on the actual events of the Iraq war, her own attitude to these and television reports, she also reflects on the foundation of Western consciousness. “Literature or literary transformation using the world as a resource cannot be more up to date … The live television coverage is tossed into Jelinek’s acidic language bath. Unfair, polemic and clear-sighted, “Bambiland” is a biased, profound, highly musical work of art…” (Frankfurter Rundschau). Casting may vary.