RANGIERER

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RANGIERER

Jürgen Böttcher
DDR, 1984
46min, OF

RANGIERER

Jürgen Böttcher
DDR, 1984
, 46min, OF

Screenplay: 
Jürgen Böttcher
Ulrich Eifler
Sound: 
Stefan Edler
Camera: 
Thomas Plenert
Editor: 
Gudrun Plenert

Production: 
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
World Sales: 
Progress Filmverleih
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Böttcher, the painter, works with magnificent black and white images. The line patterns of the railroad tracks, the shunting locomotives, the open goods trucks moving slowly towards to the camera: graphic elements which turn the everyday reality of a switching station into a surreal world of pictures and premonitions. Hammering, boots crunching on gravel, whistling, shunting noises. No commentary, no talking. There is nothing to say.