1981-1990ArthouseDanièle Huillet and Jean-Marie StraubGermany

Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Klassenverhältnisse AKA Class Relations [+Extra] (1984)

The Lincoln Center wrote:
Straub and Huillet were frequently drawn to unfinished texts—Hölderlin’s The Death of Empedocles, Schoenberg’s Moses and Aaron—and for Class Relations, one of their supreme accomplishments, they turned to Kafka’s never-completed Amerika. “Kafka, for us,” Straub declared, “is the only major poet of industrial civilization, I mean, a civilization where people depend on their work to survive.” Kafka never did visit the America of his novel, so perhaps it’s fitting that the saga of Karl Rossmann, a teenage immigrant from Europe who arrives to a strange new land rife with swindlers and hypocrites, was largely shot in Hamburg. The style of Straub-Huillet, with their Brechtian performances, long takes, and static framing, is often characterized as “austere,” yet such a description belies the extraordinary richness of their images, the palpable weight of their direct-sound, and the invigorating clarity of their political commitment.





Extras:

“Work in Progress” – Presentation and contextualization of outtakes, locations, script, etc. (20:30)




1.40GB | 2 h 7 min | 684×528 | mkv

https://nitro.download/view/06430081098213C/Class_Relations_(Straub-Huillet,_1984).mkv
https://nitro.download/view/24245FB3690C361/Work_in_Progress.mkv

Language(s):German
Subtitles:English, French

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