Abendland Trailer (2011)

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From the acclaimed director of Pripyat, Elsewhere and Our Daily Bread, Abendland (in English, The West) is a brilliantly evocative film essay about the Western world, specifically its affluence and exclusiveness. Director Geyrhalter explores this theme with striking images, all filmed at night, that are typical of a modern, industrialized, wealthy civilization: a streamlined crematorium, a complicated security surveillance room, a cold and eerily quiet television news studio. Mass mechanization is a common thread throughout, turning what should be intimate exchanges between people into depersonalized mechanical operations. The director states that he wanted to “capture Europe in a film.” And it is captured, with a wealth of details that makes us look at Europe and ourselves in a new way.

Duration
1 min 30 sec

Views
5,659

Posted On
April 12, 2011
Director
Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Writer
Wolfgang Widerhofer

Studio
Independent

Release
May 2, 2011
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
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