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 ...
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In August 1991 a failed coup d'état attempt (known as Putsch) led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow, ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. The USSR collapsed soon after, ... See full summary »
In 1930 in Moscow, USSR. the Soviet government puts a group of top rank economists and engineers on trial, accusing them of plotting a coup d'état. The charges are fabricated and the punishment, if convicted, is death.
The story about a few days in the life of truck driver Georgi seems to be a never-ending nightmare, a spiral of violence and abuses of power. A man goes to work and on his way he is sucked ... See full summary »
A woman lives in a small village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her husband, serving a sentence in prison. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.
13 European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo and what this city represents in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo incarnates today in Europe. From ... See full summary »
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
"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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