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GERMANY | 90 minutes | 2018

An unlikely mix of acclaimed Filipino underground filmmaker Khavn de la Cruz and veteran Frankfurt School dialectician Alex Kruge, the self-proclaimed perpetual "rear-guard" of 1960s modernism. An absurd and sarcastic blend of bizarre TV clips about electricity, the circus and the theatre, and the most eye-popping scenes from Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember by Khavn de la Cruz, with footage of Merkel and Trump at a G20 summit thrown in for good measure. Get ready to be bowled over!

"It is a song with intense yet thoughtful images." Jeonju Fest

Rotterdam Film Festival


Monday October 14, 2019

Program #136
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Thursday October 17, 2019

Program #181
Cinéma du Parc 1

Alexander Kluge

No biography

Selected :
? 1966 Yesterday Girl /Abschied von gestern (director and screenwriter)
? 1968 Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed /Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel:ratlos(director, producer and screenwriter)
? 1973 Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin (director and screenwriter)
? 1974 In Gefahr und größter Not bringt der Mittelweg den Tod [de] (co-director: Edgar Reitz)
? 1976 Der starke Ferdinand( The strong Ferdinand) (director, narrator, producer and screenwriter)
? 1978 Germany in Autumn (director and screenwriter, along with three other filmmakers)
? 1979 Die Patriotin ( The patriot) (director and producer)
? 1980 The Candidate (director)
? 1983 Die Macht der Gefühle (director, narrator, producer and screenwriter)
? 1983 Krieg und Frieden (director and screenwriter (adapted from his book))
? 1985 Vermischte Nachrichten (director, producer and screenwriter)
? 1986 The Blind Director (director and screenwriter)
? 1995 Die Nacht der Regisseure (actor ? as himself (uncredited))
? 2008 Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike - Marx/Eisenstein/Das Kapital (director and screenwriter)

Awards :
Golden Lion in Venice 1968 · Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos
Kleist-Preis 1985
Grand Jury Prize 1966 · Abschied von gestern
Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 1982
Deutscher Filmpreis - Beste Regie
1967 · Abschied von gestern Silver Lion in Venice and Bundesfilmpreis

distribution and credits

  • Music Khavn De la Cuz
  • Editing Kajetan Forstner, Roland Forstner, Stephan Holl, Andreas Kern, Toni Werner
  • Sound mixing Stephan Holl, Michael Kurz
  • Screenplay Alexander Kluge, Khavn De La Cruz
  • Producer Stephan Holl, Alexander Kluge
  • Cast Helge Schneider, Heiner Müller, Galina Antoschewskaja
  • Artistic Director Alexander Kluge

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