Harun Farocki (1944–2014)

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The German film director, screenwriter and media artist Harun Farocki was born on the 9th January 1944 in Nový Jicín [Neutitschein], at that time a part of Czechoslovakia annexed by the Third Reich. He was the son of an immigrated Indian doctor and a German woman. Farocki first studied Theatre, Sociology and Journalism at the 'Freie Universität (... See full bio »


(age 70) in Berlin, Germany

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 2013 Sauerbruch Hutton Architects (Documentary)
 2012 Ein neues Produkt (Documentary short)
 2010 Serious Games 1: Watson Is Down (Documentary short)
 2010 Serious Games 2: Three Dead (Documentary short)
 2010 Serious Games 4: A Sun with No Shadow (Documentary short)
 2009 Immersion: Serious Games 3 (Documentary short)
 2009 In Comparison (Documentary)
 2008 Transmission (Documentary short)
 2007 Respite (Documentary short)
 2007 Memories (segment "Respite")
 2005 Aufstellung (Documentary short)
 2005 Ausweg (Short documentary)
 2004 Nothing Ventured (Documentary)
 2004 I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts (Documentary short)
 2003 Auge/Maschine III (TV Short documentary)
 2003 War at a Distance (Documentary)
 2002 Auge/Maschine II (TV Short documentary)
 2001 Gefängnisbilder (Documentary)
 2001 Auge/Maschine (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 The Creators of Shopping Worlds (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Worte und Spiele (Documentary)
 1997 Der Ausdruck der Hände (Short)
 1997 Still Life (Documentary)
 1997 Documenta X - Die Filme (Documentary)
 1996 Der Auftritt (Documentary short)
 1996 Interview (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Interface (Short)
 1994 Die führende Rolle (TV Movie)
 1994 Die Umschulung (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Kamera und Wirklichkeit (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Videogramme einer Revolution (Documentary)
 1991 Was ist los? (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 Kinostadt Paris (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 Georg K. Glaser - Schriftsteller und Schmied (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Bilderkrieg (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Die Schulung (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Wie man sieht (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Film-Tip: Le thé au harem d'Archimède (TV Short documentary)
 1985 Betrogen
 1984 Peter Lorre: The Double Face (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 An Image (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Filme von Peter Weiss (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 Stadtbild (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 Denkste!? (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1980 Single - Eine Schallplatte wird produziert (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Zur Ansicht: Peter Weiss (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Der Geschmack des Lebens (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Industrie und Fotografie (TV Movie documentary)
 1978 Ein Bild von Sarah Schumann (TV Movie documentary)
 1975 Erzählen (TV Movie)
 1974 Die Arbeit mit Bildern (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 Make Up (TV Movie)
 1973 Brunner ist dran (TV Short documentary)
 1973 Einmal wirst auch Du mich lieben (TV Movie documentary)
 1972 Die Sprache der Revolution (TV Movie documentary)
 1971 Eine Sache, die sich versteht (Documentary)
 1970 Die Teilung aller Tage (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 Nixon kommt nach Berlin (Short)
 1969 The Inextinguishable Fire (Short)
 1968 Die rote Fahne (Documentary short)
 1968 Drei Schüsse auf Rudi (Short)
 1968 Ihre Zeitungen (Short)
 1968 White Christmas (Short)
 1967 Der Wahlhelfer (Documentary short)
 1966 Jeder ein Berliner Kindl (Documentary short)
 1966 Zwei Wege (TV Short)
 1960 Die sechziger Jahre (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Deep Play (2007), Multichanel-Installation, 12 tracks a 2 hours 15 min. Dokumenta 12, Kassel, Germany. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rosa Mercedes | Mercedes Rossa


Antje Ehmann  (his death) | See more »

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In 2003 retrospective at the '5th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema', Argentinia. See more »

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