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2016 / Germany / 94 min / N-13
Director(s) - Sergei Loznitsa
Screenwriter(s) - Sergei Loznitsa
Producer(s) - Sergei Loznitsa
Cinematographer - Jesse Mazuch, Sergei Loznitsa
Editor(s) - Danielius Kokanauskis
Sales agent - Imperativ Film
Production company -
Dialogues - German, Spanish, English
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
There are places in Europe that have remained as painful memories of the past—factories where humans were turned into ash. These places are now memorial sites that are open to the public and receive thousands of tourists every year. The film’s title refers to the eponymous novel written by W.G. Sebald, dedicated to the memory of Holocaust. This film is an observation of the visitors to a memorial site that has been founded on the territory of a former concentration camp. Why do they go there? What are they looking for?
Sergei Loznitsa (b. 1964 in Baranovichi, Belarus).
"The Settlement" (2002, doc.), "Landscape" (2003, doc.), "Blockade" (2006, doc.), "Northern Light" (2008, doc.), "Revue" (2008, doc.), "My Joy" (2010, "Kino pavasaris"), "In the Fog" (2012, "Kino pavasaris"), "The Miracle of Saint Anthony" (2012, short doc., "Kino pavasaris"), "Maidan" (2014, doc.), "The Event" (2015, doc.), "Austerlitz" (2016, doc., "Kino pavasaris").