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The Films of Straub-Huillet
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History Lessons

Geschichtsunterricht

Italien, Vesttyskland, 1972
Avantgarde
  • Tysk
  • Engelsk
The Films of Straub-Huillet

Synopsis

En optagelse fra en bil, der kører gennem Rom i 1972 åbner denne fortolkning af Brecht’s ufærdige, eksperimenterende roman The Business Affairs of Mr. Julius Caesar. I anden del, som foregår i samtidens Rom, diskuterer en ung forsker den økonomi og politiske manipulation, som fik Cæsar til magten.

Vores mening

Trafikken i dagens Rom og Julius Cæsar’s liv kolliderer i denne radikale filmatisering af en Brecht roman. Straub-Huillet fortsætter frygtløst med at sidesætte romersk historie og Italien i det 20. århundrede og vise Cæsar’s transformerende indvirkning gennem oldgamle karakterer og moderne billeder.

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Kritikeranmeldelser

In effect, the film is almost a monologue, testimony, it’s difficult to say what exactly it is. What is, however, easy to note is that, once more, emphasis is placed on sound, on speech. You can black out the image and you might even get more out of the “film”. What is important in both [History Lessons and The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach] is not what is shown, but what is heard.
July 11, 2017
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…These adjacent scenes typify each dimension of History Lessons’ sui generis dual form. Through this dual form, the film not only models a notion of cinema that propels the viewer into action, that instructs rather than enthralls, but also presents a visible reality upon which the viewer’s newly critical gaze, one that takes perceptions for signs, and investigates their causes, might be tested.
March 07, 2017
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When I first saw History Lessons, I hadn’t even heard of the Brecht novel, and what I knew of Roman history I had learned in high school. Nevertheless I was gripped.
May 03, 2016

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