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HISTORY LESSONS

Geschichtsunterricht

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Directed by Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Italy, West Germany, 1972
Avant-Garde

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A shot from a car coursing through Rome in 1972 opens this interpretation of Brecht’s unfinished experimental novel The Business Affairs of Mr. Julius Caesar. In a second part set in contemporary Rome, a young researcher discusses the economic and political manipulation that drove Caesar to power.

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Synopsis

A shot from a car coursing through Rome in 1972 opens this interpretation of Brecht’s unfinished experimental novel The Business Affairs of Mr. Julius Caesar. In a second part set in contemporary Rome, a young researcher discusses the economic and political manipulation that drove Caesar to power.

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History LessonsDirected byDanièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1973 | Directors' Fortnight
Viennale
2004
2012

Articles from the Notebook

image of the A Straub-Huillet Companion: "History Lessons"
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