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Blitze

Austria, 2000 (MIFF 2000, Peepshow – Titillation & The Moving Image)

Director: Dietmar Brehm

In Blitze, Dietmar Brehm generates a sordid Kuleshov effect, where the face of the voyeur is transformed by what he watches and what he watches is transformed by being watched. The impact of the gaze is marked by lightning bolts as the voyeur opens his eyes to a series of images, illicitly watching people in their beds. See the Schwartzer Garten (Black Garden) series in Programme Two for more Dietmar Brehm.

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Party

Using Russian, Japanese and American porn and his own footage. Brehm creates a matrix in which graphic anatomical parts act as the optical lubricant to the sound of someone shaving. On a ... More »

Organics

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Macumba

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Blicklust

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Ãœbung

Brehm's übung (Exercise) started when he picked up an unfamiliar 8mm camera and experimented with shooting into a three part mirror in a simple panning motion. In editing, Brehm discovered that ... More »

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