KOMMUNISTEN (Communists)

2014 - France - Switzerland

1h10  - 1,33

Visa 140 299 

 

A FILM BY

Jean-Marie Straub 

 

WITH 

Arnaud Dommerc, Jubarite Semaran, Gilles Pandel, Barbara Ulrich 

 

 

AWARDS / FESTIVALS

Festival de Locarno 2014 - Fuori Concorso

Viennale 2014

Festival Entrevues Belfort 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

« Communists » comprises six scenes concerning resistance to “forms of domination and violence of man on man,” including Communist prisoners who face down their Fascist interrogators during World War II ; Egyptian workers and peasants who revolt against their colonial exploiters in 1919 ; and Italian Alpine communities who in 1967 refuse to show mercy on the Nazis who butchered their families during the war. Straub focuses on the precipitous moment when men and women must choose between self-sacrifice and annihilation. He suggests that survival from oppression, and faith in the fantastical dream of a “new Earth”—the nascence of popular resistance—can perhaps come through music, the joy of a child’s touch, a walk in the country, a will of the imagination. 

 

 

TECHNICAL INFOS 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Christophe Clavert

SOUND

Dimitri Haulet

EDITING

Christophe Clavert

PRODUCER

Arnaud Dommerc (ANDOLFI)

COPRODUCER

Barbara Ulrich (BELVA FILM)

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image animée 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SALES

Belva Film GmbH 

FRENCH DISTRIBUTOR

JHR Films

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