Black and white rectangular images fade in and out of the screen. Their movement make them sometimes look like they're panning from side to side. Their movement also make the black and ... See full summary »
A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car ... See full summary »
A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as ... See full summary »
This film is about what happens when/if there is an economic collapse (for us) and documents the total failure of the Weimar Republic in Germany after WW1.
Well for us it is more about imagining the powerlessness; economic collapse could happen at any time, yielding us powerless. I would say that to a modern viewer, this film is largely about imagining what happens when your society fall into complete helplessness.
The use of montage is powerful.
I last saw this film in 1992, projected in Los Angeles in a nice theater. It made an impact and when I close my eyes I can still imagine scenes from the film. That, to me, is impact.
Find a way to see this film. It is incredible.
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