DVD Edition Filmmuseum

Artists in the Big Top: Perplexed & The Indomitable Leni Peickert

CHF 26.00 / EUR 23.00

Artists in the Big Top: Perplexed: Like her father before her, the circus director Leni Peickert wants to show off high-class artistic performances. Yet she still feels naturalness to be her ideal. Her innovations cause the business to declare bankruptcy. Circus and revolution are radical forms of self-realization. Leni Peickert and her elephants try hard. «Utopia gets better and better as we wait for it.» 

The Indomitable Leni Peickert: The circus director continues to pursue her activities. Circus in winter. Bitter times. «The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.» (T.W. Adorno). The 2-disc DVD also offers a 1970 TV discussion with Alexander Kluge, screenplay drafts and stories about elephants.

Artists in the Big Top: Perplexed, 1968 (100')
The Execution of an Elephant, 2000 (15')
5 Hours Parsifal, 1998 (1')
The Indomitable Leni Peickert, 1970 (33')
Reform Circus, 1970 (127')
Sad Message, 2006 (1')
Booklet & ROM features (german)

Edition Filmmuseum 21 – Doube DVD
Language Deutsch Subtitles english, français, español
Screen 1:1.37 - 4/3 PAL Sound DD 2.0 FSK 14+ Region code All regions

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