Night work juxtaposed with oblivious evening digression, birth and death, questions that await answers in the semidarkness, a Babel of
languages, the routine of the daily news, and political negotiation: all this has been captured in images with a wealth of details that make us look at thhings in a new way. The longer you consider a word, the more distant is its return gaze: Abendland.(Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film Production)… Expand
- Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
- Genre(s): Documentary
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It's impossible to know from the movie whether Mr. Geyrhalter believes this paradise needs protecting or whether something in his words - irony, fury, laughter - was lost in translation.
There's material from a phone-in psychoanalysis center, the dumping grounds of London's surveillance-camera feed, and the detox tent at some massive biergarten - like much of the film, mordantly funny in a kind of pursed-lips, arched-eyebrows way.
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