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On All the Heights It's Peace

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Year of participation 2006
Program Retrospectives

On All the Heights It's Peace
Director(s) Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi
Script Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi
Music by Giovanna Marini
Edit Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi
 

Synopsis

A documentary film of the The First World War set in the mountains where the conflict revealed the whole onslaught on its modem and archaic contradìctions. The films based on material that, thanks to careful research work lasting two years, was studied and disjointed frame by trame and then reconstructed, filmed and toned. The research involved the most important cinema archives in the world: Rome, Vienna, Paris, London, Budapest, Belgrade, Prague, New Jersey, in order to make a critical comparison of the Italian and Austrian “White War”. The images speak for themselves, wonderful and terrible, anti-rhetorical and observed in minimum detail, where the landscape and the soldier, his weapons and animals are reduced to their more realistic dimension: fatigue, suffering, poor and cruel egoism. The title is taken from the first verse ot Goethe’s Wanderers Nachtlied II (Nocturnal Song of the Traveller II), some notes of which inspire the music of the film.

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