Inflation

Deutschland 1928 Experimentalfilm

Summary

A criticism of capitalism using avant-garde means, in keeping with Richter’s argument that "even invisible things must be made visible". In this experimental collage of animated numbers and documentary images, he shows the increase and devaluation of money, and the winners and losers of inflation during an economic crisis. Within seconds, a wealthy man reading a newspaper becomes a beggar, the zeros on the banknotes multiply – right up until the stock exchange physically collapses.

Source: 68. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

Production company

Producer

All Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

Production company

Producer

Unit production manager

Duration:
1 Akte, 20 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1.33
Video/Audio:
s/w, stumm
Censorship/Age rating:

Zensur (DE): 23.04.1928, O.19061, Jugendverbot

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 24.05.1928, Berlin, Kammerlichtspiele [als Teil von "Die Dame mit der Maske"];
Aufführung (DE): 03.06.2001, Hamburg, Kurzfilmfestival - Classic Documentaries

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Inflation
  • Weiterer Titel Inflation (Digital restaurierte Fassung 2017)

Versions

Original

Duration:
1 Akte, 20 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1.33
Video/Audio:
s/w, stumm
Censorship/Age rating:

Zensur (DE): 23.04.1928, O.19061, Jugendverbot

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 24.05.1928, Berlin, Kammerlichtspiele [als Teil von "Die Dame mit der Maske"];
Aufführung (DE): 03.06.2001, Hamburg, Kurzfilmfestival - Classic Documentaries

Formatfassung

Weiterer Titel (DE)
  • Inflation (Digital restaurierte Fassung 2017)
Duration:
3 min
Format:
DCP 2K
Video/Audio:
s/w, stumm
Screening:

Aufführung (DE): 20.02.2018, Berlin, IFF - Retrospektive

Verleihfassung

Duration:
6 Akte, 2520 m

Weitere Fassung

Duration:
8 min
Duration:
72 m, 3 min