Tag Archives: Alienation

Obedience

Obedience (1963) Director: Stanley Milgram Runtime: 45 min This documentary film consists of footage of the famous experiments by Stanley Milgram on obedience to the authority and readiness of the individual to go against his own conscience and reason if it is imposed on him by a person he perceives as a figure of authority. […]

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Director: Milos Forman Actors: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman Runtime: 133 min Murphy, a resourceful convict, pleads insanity in order to avoid heavy physical work and spend the rest of his sentence in a „friendly environment.“ However, when he is committed to the a mental institution he […]

Generation Kill

Generation Kill (2008) Director: Susanna White, Simon Cellan Jones Actors: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas, Stark Sands, Billy Lush Runtime: 7 x 67 min This mini-series about the invasion of Iraq in 2003, which consists of seven one-hour episodes, is based on the book by a journalist Evan Wright, about his experiences […]

Catch-22

Catch-22 (1970) Director: Mike Nichols Actors: Alan Arkin, Art Garfunkel, Richard Benjamin Runtime: 122 min This anti-war comedy of the absurd attempts to show the defeat of the rational mind in the face of the madness of war. A squadron of U.S. B-25 bombers is deployed on a small Mediterranean island near Italy. The commander […]

Statues Also Die

Les statues meurent aussi (1953) Directors: Chris Marker, Alain Resnais Runtime: 30 min The narrator says in the opening sequence: “When men die, they become history. Once statues die, they become art. This botany of death is what we call culture.” This documentary makes an excellent analysis of the cold cruelty by which colonialism and […]

Stonewall

Stonewall (1995) Director: Nigel Finch Actors: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis Runtime: 99 min In the early morning hours of 28 June 1969 in front of the New York bar Stonewall there was a violent confrontation between police and a large number of gays, lesbians, transvestites… This movie follows a young gay who just […]

Now & Later

Now & Later (2009) Director: Philippe Diaz Actors: Shari Solanis, Keller Wortham Runtime: 99 min At the very beginning we are welcomed with Wilhelm Reich‘s quote: “A sexually repressed society will resort to violence.” He is an international trader – a speculator who grew up in a typical American family devoted to power and success. […]