langsames diesseits. vier monologe

slowly here below. four monologues

This film starts with the current everyday lives of four survivors of Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Their monologues – about survival, about coming home, about their creations and their jobs, about their families – are the framework for the documentary. Filmed in their homes and cities, they resolutely find the words to tell their stories: Raymond Renaud while tilling his wonderful garden in rural France, Ivan Ivanji while writing novels in a Belgrade tower block, Zahava Stessel while riding the New York subway, Aleksandr Bytschok while eating with his family in Kiev. Despite their advanced age, all four continue to bear witness, visit schools, write books, give public interviews. (Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Grand Cru (2020, doc, Ressel) - Mythos Suhrkamp (2019, documentary TV mini-series, Ressel) - Der Mensch ist ein schöner Gedanke. Volkhard Knigge und Buchenwald (2017, doc; CE'18, Ressel) - Lucky Kid (2018, mid-length doc, Richter) - Plessa (2013, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2021
Siegfried Ressel, Hannes Richter
Germany 2020
122 minutes
German / Russian / English / French
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Siegfried Ressel, Hannes Richter
Cinematography Siegfried Ressel, Hannes Richter, Christoph Rohrscheidt
Editing Hannes Richter
Sound/Sounddesign Hannes Richter
With Alexander Bytschok, Zahava Stessel, Ivan Ivanji, Raymond Renaud
Producer(s) Siegfried Ressel, Hannes Richter
a+r Film
World Sales
a+r Film
World Premiere
World Premiere
Crossing Europe 2021