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At-A-Glance

Length: 84 mins

About this Piece

On the occasion of the centennial of the world financial crisis, Das Jahr 1929 by legendary German filmmaker, writer, and philosopher Alexander Kluge explores the turbulent socio-political and cultural events surrounding the infamous Black Friday and the end of the Golden Twenties. An intriguing montage of interviews with German philosopher Hans Magnus Enzensberger, documentary news material, graphic elements and fictitious scenes, the film gives the historical events an intellectual and poetic context, reaching far beyond the truth that can be told with facts alone.