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Gerhard Richter - Painting -- Legendary German painter Gerhard Richter granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009, where he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. In quiet, highly concentrated images, this documentary provides a fly-on-the-wall perspective of Richter's extremely personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation.
Gerhard Richter - Painting -- A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.


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  (in credits order)
Gerhard Richter ... Himself
Norbert Arns ... Himself
Hubert Becker ... Himself
Sabine Moritz-Richter ... Herself
Konstanze Ell ... Herself
Marian Goodman ... Herself
Benjamin Buchloh ... Himself
Kasper König ... Himself
Ulrich Wilmes ... Himself
Sandy Nairne ... Himself
Paul Moorhouse ... Himself

Directed by
Corinna Belz 
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Corinna Belz (written by)

Produced by
Christoph Friedel .... co-producer
Jutta Krug .... co-producer
Thomas Kufus .... producer
Sabine Rollberg .... co-producer
Claudia Steffen .... co-producer
Katja Wildermuth .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Johann Feindt 
Frank Kranstedt 
Dieter Stürmer 
Film Editing by
Stephan Krumbiegel 
Production Management
Tassilo Aschauer .... production manager
Sound Department
Andreas Hildebrandt .... sound
Thomas Kalbér .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Sven Phil Lentzen .... sound
Gerrit Lucas .... sound
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Dominik Schleier .... sound designer
Martin Steyer .... sound re-recording mixer
Marcus Sujata .... foley mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Schocken .... additional cinematography

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Germany:97 min

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
from one doc filmmaker to another., 1 May 2012
Author: ektakrome from United States

The only reason I gave this film 9 out of 10, was because I believe Corinna should have invested in a roller for her tripod. Would have made for less shaking in the videos of Richter while he is painting.

As a documentary filmmaker and painter myself. I can fully understand and admire what Ms. Belz accomplished in this film. I do however, remembering seeing the film this past Friday, note that I wish the lower 3rd titles had been a bit bigger for those who wear glasses. I know it was OK for me, but i'm sure a number of people were always asking... "who is that?".

I can truly admire this historical document on modern painting. As Richter is not a "post" anything. He is someone who is dedicated to making what he feels is the best work he can do. You will see that in the sections where Ms. Belz speaks with Richters assistants. What they say rings true with many many modernist painters who will have to sit with a work for months before they feel it is ready to be put out in the world.

So glad this film is out in the world. I can't wait for the DVD. My only sadness about the DVD is that I don't have the equipment to watch it in the format I first viewed in. This film deserves a big screen.

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