Zustand und Gelände

A film by Ute Adamc­zew­ski. Soon at the fsk. In Ger­man with Eng­lish subtitles

[Credits] [Ter­mi­ne] [Trai­ler]

The tit­le alrea­dy indi­ca­tes that this is about two levels. Histo­ry and the pre­sent, archi­ve and pre­sence – the­se are the terms Ute Adamc­zew­ski uses to descri­be the ten­si­on bet­ween sta­te and ter­rain. The seri­es of dicho­to­mies could be con­ti­nued with “image and sound”. What we see in the­se two hours are towns, pla­ces and land­s­capes in Sax­o­ny. They all have a con­nec­tion to events immedia­te­ly after the Nazis sei­zed power in 1933. At that time the hunt for poli­ti­cal oppon­ents began which affec­ted so many that nume­rous, part­ly impro­vi­sed pri­sons and camps were built in the area.

An off-screen woman’s voice calm­ly reads from docu­ments of the peri­od, sup­ple­men­ted and expan­ded by memoi­rs of tho­se affec­ted from the post-war peri­od. His­to­ri­cal-poli­ti­cal aspects are added suc­ces­si­ve­ly. In the GDR, only tho­se who had fought against fascism were regar­ded as “vic­tims of fascism”. Jews were no vic­tims in that sen­se. This finds a remar­kab­le par­al­lel in the fact that even the Nazis in their attempts to bring order to the per­se­cu­ti­ons of 1933 (still) exclu­ded the Jews: “For­eign descent is no rea­son for pro­tec­ti­ve detenti­on.” An impres­si­ve film about the pre­sence of the past, both in form and content.

Bert Reb­handl

 
Credits:

DE 2019, 118 Min., OmeU, 
Regie, Buch, Schnitt: Ute Adamczewski
Kame­ra: Ste­fan Neuberger

Ter­mi­ne:

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Trai­ler:

Zustand und Gelän­de (offi­zi­el­ler Trai­ler) from Grand­film on Vimeo.

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