Film Archive

Our Nazi

Documentary Film
France,
FRG
1984
113 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Quasar Film, Reass Films
Robert Kramer
Barre Phillips
Robert Kramer
Sheherazade Saadi
Robert Kramer
Robert Kramer shot “Our Nazi” parallel to the shooting of Thomas Harlan’s “Gun Wound”. While a former Nazi war criminal who feels no regret for his acts even today plays himself in “Gun Wound”, Robert Kramer observes this film experiment in which guilt, danger and self-endangerment constantly produce each other.

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Retrospective
Wundkanal Thomas Harlan

Fiction or document? Perhaps both, or something monstrous in-between. An old man is kidnapped and interrogated by his kidnappers. The old man is the actor who plays the mass murderer he is himself.

Wundkanal

Documentary Film
France,
FRG
1984
103 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Quasar Film, Reass Films
Thomas Harlan
Bob Wade
Henri Alekan
Patricia Mazuy
Yvette Biro, Thomas Harlan
Fiction or document? Perhaps both, or something monstrous in-between. An old man is kidnapped and interrogated by his kidnappers. The old man is the actor who plays the mass murderer he is himself. The film not only lays bare the protagonist’s biography but weaves connections from National Socialism to the death of the RAF prisoners in Stammheim. Contagious in every respect!

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Oratorio for Prague

Documentary Film
France,
USA,
ČSSR
1968
29 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Claude Berri, Jean-Pierre Rassam
Jan Němec
Ladislav Štaidl
Stanislav Szomolányi
The major key of enthusiasm turns into the minor key of crushed hopes in this film, shot clandestinely and smuggled abroad.

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Rosko’s Time

Documentary Film
France
1967
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques, Radio Bremen
Danielle Jaeggi, Ody Roos
Véronique Brouot, Michel Ganthier
A pop fantasy mix of cinéma vérité, anti Vietnam War posters and department store wigs. Caged hens at Pont Neuf in Paris play a role, too.

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Retrospective
The Return to Work at the Wonder Factory Jacques Willemont

Paris 1968: A female worker vehemently refuses to accept the compromise negotiated by her union and return to work.

The Return to Work at the Wonder Factory

Documentary Film
France
1968
12 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
États généraux du cinéma
Jacques Willemont
Pierre Bonneau
Liane Willemont
Paris 1968: A female worker vehemently refuses to accept the compromise negotiated by her union and return to work.

Tobias Hering

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

The Sequence of the Paper Flower (Love and Anger)

Documentary Film
France,
Italy
1968
12 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Armando Bertuccioli, Castoro Film Rom, Anouchka Film Paris
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Guiseppe Ruzzolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini
A faun in the streets of Rome: youthful exuberance meets contemporary horror images. At the end the voice of a punitive God.

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Retrospective
The Sixth Side of the Pentagon Chris Marker, François Reichenbach

Anti Vietnam film introduced by a Zen proverb: “If the five sides of a pentagon appear impregnable, attack the sixth.”

The Sixth Side of the Pentagon

Documentary Film
France
1968
27 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Les Films de la Pléïade, S.L.O.N.
Chris Marker, François Reichenbach
Chris Marker, François Reichenbach, Christian Odasso, Tony Daval
Carlos De Los Llanos
Antoine Bonfanti, Harald Maury
Anti Vietnam film introduced by a Zen proverb: “If the five sides of a pentagon appear impregnable, attack the sixth.”

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Retrospective
Angela Davis Is at Your Mercy Carole Roussopoulos

In response to the arrest of the philosopher and activist Angela Davis, the French writer Jean Genet read a text denouncing the US justice system.

Angela Davis Is at Your Mercy

Documentary Film
France
1970
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Vidéo Out Production
Carole Roussopoulos
Carole Roussopoulos
Carole Roussopoulos
Carole Roussopoulos
An agitprop film made by Carole Roussopoulos: In response to the arrest of the philosopher and activist Angela Davis (born 1944–), the French writer Jean Genet (1910–1986) read a text denouncing the US justice system.

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Black Panthers

Documentary Film
France,
USA
1968
28 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Agnès Varda
David Myers, Agnès Varda
Paddy Monk
Paul Oppenheim, James Steward
Agnès Varda described her film as an inflammatory reportage: In the summer of 1968, the Black Panthers held several demonstrations in Oakland to raise awareness about the trial of Huey Newton (1942–1989), a co-founder of the party.

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

The Missing Picture

Documentary Film
Cambodia,
France
2013
96 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Catherine Dussart, Rithy Panh
Rithy Panh
Marc Marder
Prum Mésa
Marie-Christine Rougerie, Rithy Panh
Rithy Panh
Eric Tisserand
Prum Mésa
Christophe Bataille
Painted clay figures perform scenes of everyday horror under the Khmer Rouge. Cambodian director Rithy Panh contrasts this theatre with propaganda and original newsreels. Friction arises but also paradoxically a miraculous magic that is able to salvage humanity in the stylisation of monstrosity.

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man

Documentary Film
France
2006
52 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Zorn Production International
Robin Shuffield
Cyril Orcel
Marc Ridley, Robin Shuffield
Samuel Gantier, Serge Dietrich
Robin Shuffield
A documentary film about Thomas Sankara (1949–1987) – "Africa's Che Guevara" and one of the most charismatic leaders of the anti-colonialist fight. He was president of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987.

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body

Documentary Film
France,
Germany,
Serbia
2013
62 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marta Popivoda
Christian Obermaier, Jakov Munižaba
Nataša Damnjanović
Ana Vujanović, Marta Popivoda
Jakov Munižaba
An essay film that explores how ideology staged itself in the public space of former Yugoslavia through mass choreography.

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.