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Happy Lamento

OT: Happy Lamento

Alexander Kluge featuring Khavn De La Cruz // Germany, 2018
Hybrid // FF2018



ESSAY After more than 20 years, Alexander Kluge returns to the cinema screen with a happy lament that links the slums of Manila with Elvis Presley and King Kong. When Heiner Müller muses on the moon, Helge Schneider on the orchestration of space and Peter Berling on the military use of lions, you’re almost certainly watching an Alexander Kluge film. Playfully and associatively, he connects the G20 summit with the circus, electric elephants and blue moons. The film was made in cooperation with the Philippine cinema rebel Khavn, Excerpts from his film Alipato – The Very Brief Life of an Ember provide the soundtrack for the essay.




Happy Lamento


German, Tagalog

Große Freiheit//FF2018



90 min

OV with English subtitles

Alexander Kluge featuring Khavn De La Cruz

Helge Schneider, Heiner Müller, Galina Antoschewskaja, Peter Berling

Alexander Kluge, Stephan Holl

Thomas Willke, Albert Banzon, Thomas Mauch, Erich Harandt

Stephan Holl, Andreas Kern, Kajetan Forstner, Roland Forstner, Toni Werner

Khavn De La Cruz, Verdi, Bach and others

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