THE EXCEPTION AND THE RULE
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Written & directed by:
ONIX in Co-production
Still photography ONIX©
MEDITATION NEAR-BY WAR
«Abandon hope, you who enter the hell of pictures!” Abel Gance in The Aesthetics of Disappearance of Paul Virilio, “War and Cinema”
In the film THE EXCEPTION AND THE RULE by Gabrielle Baur we submerge in an endless row of succeeding tunnels and get removed of our feeling of real time and space. Inspired by the Brecht drama “The exception and the rule” the film visualizes, varies and dramatizes themes of a murderous race through the desert, in the radically reduced form of a journey through tunnels.
THE EXCEPTION AND THE RULE by Baur is a
step towards an abstract way of film narration. Few metaphers are used,
the image flow is concentrated to a minimum. The dramaturgic structure
as well as the cineastic language are reduced to some basic elements.
The dramaturgy is reflected in subtle changes of the image aesthetic. To obtain distinct grades of picture resolution the film was shot in different formats – from various video formats to 16mm – and processed with different digital- and transfertechnics.
WORLD PREMIERE at the art exposition “Zeitreisen” (“Timetravels”) 1993.
Special Screenings, among others Pro Helvetia 2003
Written & directed by : Gabrielle Baur
Music : Beat Furrer
Cast : Alfred Schedl
Cinematography & Lighting : Wolfgang Thaler, Fabian, Eder, Hans X.Hagen, Gabrielle Baur
Sound : Peter Böhm
Editing : Gabrielle Baur
Cooperation : Kurt Maeder
Release Cinema : 1992 (The original version was presented 1988 at the Theater Gruppe 80 /Wien)
World premiere : In the framework of the art exposition “Zeitreisen” (“Timetravels”) 1993
Length : 28min.
Reels : 1
Format : 16mm / 1:1.37, color, magnetic soundtrack
Production : ONIX Filmproduction in Co-production with PARATE
Worldrights : ONIX Film, Postfach 751, Langstrasse 64, CH-8024 Zürich
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