Revision

 
On June 29th, 1992 a farmer discovers two bodies in a corn field in the northeast of Germany. During the attempt to cross the EU border, the Romanian citizens have been shot by hunters. The hunters claim that they had mistaken the people for boars. Four years later, the trial begins. It will never be proved which of the hunters had fired the fatal bullet. The verdict: not guilty. German Press Agency dpa reports: “From Romania, no one has arrived for the rendition of judgment.” The police files contain the names and addresses of Grigore Velcu and Eudache Calderar. However, their families never even got to know that a trial had been held.

Director's Biography
PHILIP SCHEFFNER, born 1966 in Homburg, Germany, has been living and working as an artist and director in Berlin since 1986. In 2001 Scheffner founded the production company “pong” together with Merle Kröger. His development and production of videos focuses on the genres documentary, essay and video art. Revision premiered at the Berlinale 2012 and was awarded the “Remembrance and Future” award at GoEast Filmfestival Wiesbaden in the same year. // Films (selected): A/C (2003, doc), THE HAFLMOON FILES (2007, doc; CE '08), DER TAG DES SPATZEN (2010, doc), REVISION (2012, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2013
Philip Scheffner
Germany 2012
color
106 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner
Cinematography Bernd Meiners
Editing Philip Scheffner
Sound/Sounddesign Pascal Capitolin, Volker Zeigermann
Production
pong Kröger & Scheffner GbR Skalitzer Str. 62 10997 Berlin Germany T / F +30-61076098 info@pong-berlin.de www.pong-berlin.de