Artikelnummer 6364

JENSEITS DES KRIEGES (1996) * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

Ruth Beckermann

On the walls, black and white photographs from an exhibition entitled Vernichtungskrieg documenting the atrocities committed by the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front. Against this background, Ruth Beckermann and cameraman Peter Roehsler film former soldiers talking about their experiences. With a mixture of helplessness, impotence, shame, opportunism and undiminished fanaticism, witnesses from that time tell of atrocities such as the shooting of Russian prisoners-of-war, the murder of Jews, and the abuse of women. The differing accounts of these events demonstrate how selective perception was even in this most inhuman and brutal of environments. The images of this war that take shape in the accounts of these "talking heads" have an immediacy and a power to move that is rarely found in historical documents or fictional portrayals.

DVD-R is in German with hard-encoded English subtitles. Approx. 121 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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