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Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel [electronic resource] : ratlos ; Leni Peickert / Alexander Kluge.

Publication:
Berlin : Film & kunst GmbH, ©2007.
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Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (104 min.)) : sound, black and white and color.
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Subjects:
Feature films -- Germany.
Motion pictures -- Germany.
Language:
In German with English subtitles.
Summary:
Hannelore Hoger (Lost Honor of Katharina Blum) stars as Leni Peickert in Alexander Kluge's compelling parable about art vs. entertainment, culture vs. commerce. Leni inherits the family circus after her father is killed performing a difficult act. Feeling that traditional carnivals are on their way out, she updates the show by turning it into a "reform circus," which consists of socially-relevant entertainment. Unfortunately, it fails to attract customers, and her circus goes bankrupt--twice. The story of Leni and her woes is slight, but the strength of Kluge's film is in the complex imagery, with its masterful montages, filmic references, and layers of meaning. Like the circus in the film, Kluge finds popular German cinema also in the throes of change--a viewpoint that turned out to be prophetic. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1968 Venice Film Festival. In German with English subtitles.
Participant:
Hannelore Hoger ...
Credits:
Directed, written and produced by, Alexander Kluge.
Notes:
Title from title screen.
Contributor:
Kluge, Alexander, 1932-
Hoger, Hannelore.
Film & kunst GmbH.
Alive - Vertrieb und Marketing.
OCLC:
1027376670
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.