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4.3
8 Ratings

The Birth of a Nation

Die Geburt der Nation

Directed by Klaus Wyborny
Austria, 1973
Avant-Garde

Synopsis

The film depicts, in an anecdotal, quasi-anthropological style, the efforts of a group of men in a desert to achieve some kind of social organisation. An opening title locates the action in Morocco, in 1911, the date evidently refers to the work of D.W. Griffith.

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The Birth of a Nation Directed by Klaus Wyborny

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  • José Neves's rating of the film The Birth of a Nation

    An extraordinary film with a complex structure. In the first part, through a "divertissement", it's the silent cinema, and Griffith in particular, that is conveniently deconstructed and restructured by a meta format language, while a later part is a repetition of the same frames overloaded with a compositional pictorial work. Politics of perception in a perceptive political film.