Documentary Feature

Zum Vergleich
Zum Vergleich (In Comparison)
Harun Farocki
Germany / Austria, 2009
16mm | 61min. | Colour | VOSC | VOSI

Harun Farocki Filmproducktion
Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. ([email protected])

Matthias Rajmann, Harun Farocki
Ingo Kratisch
Maggie Schneider
Matthias Rajmann

“I want to make a film that explores the concept of work, by comparing work in a traditional society in Africa, an industrialising society in India, and a highly industrialised society in Europe or Japan. The object of comparison is work to build houses. Houses to live in.” Farocki shows us various brick production sites in all their colours, movements and sounds, and considers how bricks are the resonating fundamentals of society.

Bio / Filmo

Harun Farocki (Nový Jičín, Czech Republic, 1944) studied at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Since 1966 he has created more than 100 productions for film and television, as well as writing for the magazine Filmkritik. He is currently a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.


Berlinale Forum 2009
Documenta Madrid 2010