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Philip Gröning, Uwe Janson, Gerd Kroske, Dani Levy, Maris Pfeiffer

Neues Deutschland

Edition 1994
100' - 1993 - Documentary - Dialogue: German
Director: Philip Gröning, Uwe Janson, Gerd Kroske, Dani Levy, Maris Pfeiffer With: Heino Ferch, Nina Franoszek, Daniel Graf, Maria Schrader, Wim Wenders

Ohne Mich (Dani Levy)

Dani Levy himself acted the lead in his contribution, a black comedy. He is the young Jew Simon Rosenthal who lives in Berlin. Simon thinks up all kinds of reasons to stay in Berlin, yet he gets more and more attacks of anxiety because of the increasingly open hatred of foreigners. His fear gradually grows into a nightmare.

Ein Ort, ein Selbstmord (Maris Pfeiffer)

In September 1992 the invalid Günter Schirmer, inhabitant of a small and apparently friendly village, committed suicide. The rising atmosphere of intolerance in Germany does not just affect foreigners. Günter had been insulted and attacked on several occasions that summer in his hometown.

Kurzschluß (Gerd Kroske)

In Leipzig, in 1990, a young stage technician repeatedly cuts off the electricity to Chancellor Helmut Kohl's microphones during a campaign speech. Kohl proclaimed: "They can cut off the power, but they can't prevent us from thinking!"

Opfer, Zeugen (Philip Gröning)

Philip Gröning's contribution is the most documentary of the five. He says: "When you witness an act of violence, you see two different things: the injury to the victim and the triumph of the perpetrator. In a medium of movement, violence is fascinating. It is too easy to identify with the perpetrators. The only way for me to avoid this was to purposefully omit them entirely."

Heilige Kühe (Uwe Janson)

A documentary filmmaker with absolutely no sympathy for the radical right meets with two young neo-nazis in an old freight car in a railroad yard. He hopes to be able to make a film about their group. But the neo-nazis have other plans.

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Credits

Director

Philip Gröning, Uwe Janson, Gerd Kroske, Dani Levy, Maris Pfeiffer

With

Heino Ferch, Nina Franoszek, Daniel Graf, Maria Schrader, Wim Wenders

Scenario

Philip Gröning, Gerd Kroske, Oliver Czeslik, Dani Levy, Maris Pfeiffer

Director of Photography

Gerhard Hirsch, Jürgen Jürges, Carl-Friedrich Koschnick, Sebastian Richter

Editor

Ueli Christen, Andreas Herder, Dani Levy, Inge Marszalek, Patricia Rommel

Producer

Micha Terjung

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Germany

Year

1993

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