EAST OF WAR

White-tiled rooms, neon lighting, on the walls black and white photographs documenting the atrocities committed by the german Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front in WW2. Against this background, former soldiers talk about their experiences beyond the bounds of ”normal“ warfare. An uncompromising film about remembrance and oblivion.
”Ruth Beckermann’s film doesn’t duplicate the exhibition, but begins were it ends: in a commentary. Its subject-matter is less about history than remembering, less about the past than the present ...“ (Jacques Mandelbaum)

Orig. Title
JENSEITS DES KRIEGES
Year
1996
Country
Austria
Duration
117 min
Director
Ruth Beckermann
Category
Documentary
Orig. Language
german
Subtitles
english
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EAST OF WAR (Image)
EAST OF WAR (Image)
EAST OF WAR (Image)
Credits
Director
Ruth Beckermann
Cinematography
Peter Roehsler
Editing
Gertraud Luschützky
Available Formats
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,66
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,66
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour
Festivals (Selection)
1996
Wien - Viennale - Int. Filmfestwochen
1997
Berlin - Berlinale Internationale Filmfestspiele
Paris - Cinéma du Réel
Nyon - Dokumentarfilm Festival
Pesaro - Film Festival
Jerusalem - Film Festival
Duisburg - Duisburger Filmwoche