Gerhard Benedikt Friedl Hat Wolff von Amerongen Konkursdelikte begangen?
Friedl recounts Germany’s history as a chronicle of scandal and corruption. Collusion between the government and the financial world is placed under scrutiny and analysed in detail.
Did Wolff von Amerongen commit bankruptcy offences? is a detailed account of Germany’s recent economic past. A deadpan voiceover tells us about industrial fraud by the captains of industry in 20th-century Germany. The film is an observation of an urban setting, tracking shots through European institutions and landscapes. The familiar image of industry and town as icons of present-day progress comes apart before our very eyes. Work Hard/ Play Hard, you say? Work and the economy are presented to us as an endless soap.
Fritz Lang would have loved it! - Pierre Rissient, French film historian
Subtitles in English
Austria/Germany, 2004, 73 min
Director: Gerhard Benedikt Friedl