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Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die uebrige Zeit Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In this "film essay," director Alexander Kluge handles two different stories with both fictional and documentary aspects. In one story, a foster parent cares for a traumatized young girl who is now an orphan after witnessing a car crash that killed both her parents. After the foster-parent does the right thing and takes the girl to her aunt -- her court-appointed guardian -- she is shocked to see that neither the wealthy aunt nor her servants are very interested in the girl. An unusual decision follows. In the other story, a director goes blind in the middle of a film project but has to be kept on because of his contract. This situation leads to some philosophizing on the nature of film and art in the modern world. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Hans Michael Rehberg
as Herr von Gerlach
Heinning Burk
as Computer Worker
Maria Slatinaru
as Tosca
Piero Visconti
as Cavaradossi
Rosel Zech
as Superfluous Person
Alfred Edel
Gunther Reich
as Scarpia
Jutta Hoffmann
as Gertrud Meinecke
Rosemarie Fendel
as Frau von Gerlach
Armin Mueller-Stahl
as Blind Director
Peter Roggisch
as Big Boss

Crew

Alexander Kluge
Director
Alexander Kluge
Screenwriter
Thomas Mauch
Cinematographer
Werner Luring
Cinematographer
Hermann Fahr
Cinematographer
Judith Kaufmann
Cinematographer
Jane Seitz
Editor
Jurgen Schnell
Set Designer
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