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“Gunther 1939” (Heil Hitler)

Austria, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Experimental)

Director: Johannes Rosenberger

Rosenberger uses found amateur footage. From 1939 as a protest against the indifference of its own positivist point of view. The original film was made by a man in which sandwiched between cosy scenes of his wife and baby on a sailing holiday he filmed a passing street parade with Hitler uniforms and Nazi salutes. Retaining its original sequence the stark, jarring aesthetic of Rosenberger's reworking evinces his indigna­tion at the amateur film makers syntax and its heartless sentimentality.

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