Revision

Revision

Deutschland 2011/2012, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

In 1992, two men were shot in a field near the German-Polish border. The circumstances which led to the death of Grigore Velcu and Eudache Calderar have not been clarified even today. According to official reports, they were victims of a hunting accident, a tragic mix-up over wild boar. The hunters were never convicted, as the protracted trial failed to pursue many of the most decisive questions and eventually ended in an acquittal.

Nearly 20 years later, Philip Scheffner carries out the painstaking investigation that never took place back then. He seeks out the dead men’s relatives in Romania and records the statements they were unable to give until now. As with the other witnesses and different experts he returns to question, he gives them the opportunity to listen to their own statements and reassess them as necessary – unlike standard practice, which elevates statements to fact the very moment they are made. In this way, Scheffner performs a cinematic revision of the case and the medium simultaneously. His diligent handling of material and reports creates a web of landscapes, recollections, case files and German political sentiment all of an increasingly oppressive complexity.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

Comments

Have you seen this film? Then share your thoughts with us!

Credits

All Credits

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Revision

Versions

Original

Length:3009 m, 110 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.02.2012, 131810, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 13.09.2012
 

Awards

Filmplus 2013 2013
Bild-Kunst Schnitt Preis, Dokumentarfilm
 
Filmfest München 2012
Fritz-Gerlich-Preis
 
goEast – Festival des mittel- und osteuropäischen Films 2012
Dokumentarfilmpreis
 
FBW 2012
Prädikat: wertvoll
 

Overview

Videos

More at filmportal

Current News

26.11.2013 | 11:49 Uhr
25.04.2012 | 10:26 Uhr
22.03.2012 | 14:05 Uhr

Literature

KOBV-Suche