KONZERT IM FREIEN

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KONZERT IM FREIEN

Jürgen Böttcher
D, 2001
86min, OmeU

KONZERT IM FREIEN

Jürgen Böttcher
D, 2001
, 86min, OmeU

Cast: 
Sound Design
Arpad Bondy/Annette Muff
Screenplay: 
Jürgen Böttcher
Sound: 
Uve Haußig
Camera: 
Gunter Becher (1981-1986); Thomas Plenert
Lars Lenski
Lucas Böttcher
Editor: 
Gudrun Plenert
Composer: 
Günter Sommer
Dietmar Diesner

Production: 
ö-Filmproduktion Langhansstraße 86 13086 Berlin, Deutschland T 30 446 72 60 mail@oefilm.de
World Sales: 
ö-Filmproduktion Langhansstraße 86 13086 Berlin, Deutschland T 30 446 72 60 mail@oefilm.de
Format: 
35 mm
Color

In 1974, the leaders of the German Democratic Republic awarded an artists collective the contract to build a group of monuments to Marx and Engels in the center of East Berlin. In 1981, Jürgen Böttcher started to record the development of the monument and produce a feature-length documentary. The film was never finished because both the theme and the monument were rejected by the people. The 15,000 metres of 35mm film disappeared into the archives. In 2000, Jürgen Böttcher used this archived material as well as new material shot exclusively on the Marx-Engels Forum to produce this collage, a critical look at history and art in the new heart of Berlin.