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There are places in Europe that have remained as painful memories of the past - factories where humans were turned into ash. These places are now memorial sites that are open to the public and receive thousands of tourists every year. The film's title refers to the eponymous novel written by W.G. Sebald, dedicated to the memory of Holocaust. This film is an observation of the visitors to a memorial site that has been founded on the territory of a former concentration camp. Why do they go there? What are they looking for? Written by Imperativ Film

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Germany

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German | English | Spanish

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15 December 2016 (Germany) See more »

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Austerlicas See more »

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Germany

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Fishing for awards the ugly way
11 February 2017 | by testycologneSee all my reviews

"Austerlitz" blames tourists in concentration camps for being part of a mindless event industry that has developed around the camps. The truth is: Despite the artsy approach, switching camera positions only every 5 minutes or so, the film itself is part of this industry. you will never find this movie in a cinema near you, you will never find it on a TV channel, it was only meant to fish for awards on festivals and even there the audience mostly cant take it because of boredom. the movie not only blames every person in the frame without their consent, it also leaves the audience with the strong feeling, that the director shamelessly uses the victims of the holocaust to boost his stalling career and get more tax money for the next boring project. to be fair, the approach is as old as movie awards, but it shouldn't be rewarded.


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