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IT HAPPENED AND TOOK PLACE RIGHT HERE. VOLKHARD KNIGGE AND BUCHENWALD

IT HAPPENED AND TOOK PLACE RIGHT HERE. VOLKHARD KNIGGE AND BUCHENWALD

Historian Volkhard Knigge has been the director of the Buchenwald memorial foundation for the past 20 years. Time and again he reflects upon the meaning and significance of this place of remembrance. The film is, together with Knigge's reflections, an approach to Buchenwald's scene of crime as we perceive it today, based on its emptiness, its aesthetics and its constructional fragments. The architect Karina Loos has described the buildings and facilities of the former concentration camp in terms of their functionality - these texts are read by Corinna Harfouch, and illustrate how "an ordinary place turned into something murderous". (Kasseler DokFest)

Siegfried Ressel
Born 1958 in Potsdam, Siegfried Ressel has been a film and television author and magazine journalist for over 15 years. He has been working as an author and cameraman. In 2009 he founded a+r production company together with Jens Arndt. He has been shooting documentary features for the TV program 3sat KulturZeit for many years.

Film Selection: Der Mensch ist ein schöner Gedanke. Volkhard Knigge
und Buchenwald (It Happened and Took Place and Right Here. Volkhard Knigge and Buchenwald, 2017, doc) — Plessa (2013, doc)
 — Hilbig. Eine Erinnerung (2011, TV doc)
 — Kongo Müller. Eine deutsch-deutsche Geschichte (2011, TV doc)

Architecture & Society 2018

Siegfried Ressel

Germany 2017
DCP / color
85 minutes
German
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Siegfried Ressel, Hannes Richter, Uwe Schult, Alex Rott

Editing
Hannes Richter
Sound
Hannes Richter, Lorenz Fischer
Cast
Volkhard Knigge, Yrem Ivanji, Eva Puschtai
, Erzähler / Narrator: Corinna Harfouch
Producers
Siegfried Ressel

Trailer

Production

a+r film
World Sales

aug&ohr medien

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Kasseler DokFest 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere