Wolfen Nord

Title of the film Original title: Wolfen Nord
English title: Wolfen Nord

Production and shooting info Country of the production: Germany - de
Year of production: from 2000 to 2006
Year of shooting: from 2000 to 2006
Length of the film: 18 min
Colouring: colour

Description of the content „Wolfen Nord” is a movie which documents the fall of a socialist „Neubaugebiet“ (a New Building style in Germany developed in the 1950´s). Now, fifteen years after the peaceful revolution, the vision intended for the past millennium has reached its conclusion. The response beyond this is the development of the „Arbeiter-schließfach“ (blocks referred to as „worker lockers”). Those that remained have left. A vacuum has been created within these enormous sculptures that represent these former domiciles: in a search for meaning within this landscape, the cinematic presence approaches the demarcation of the inhabited and uninhabited. The pounding force of pneumatic hammers bears out a silence that can bring only shock. The future is something that leaves only traces in the past; following this past, the camera shows the subjective essence of a time standing still. The Soundtrack of the movie develops a life of it's own with a mix of samples from some of the protagonists, cool avantgarde electronica, processed fieldrecordings, Granular Synthese and Frequenz Modulation. Finally the movie generates a disturbing metaphor.

Credits Director: Hagen Wiel
Producer: Hagen Wiel
Cinematographer: Hagen Wiel
 Robert Beske
Editor: Hagen Wiel
Sound: Marek Brandt

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Ethnicity and locality Etnic group: German
Continent: Western Europe
Country: Germany - de

Tipology Type: non-fiction film
Form: documentary film

Related sciences Social science: history

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