Megacities

Megacities

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1998 90 min Documentary Age rating: 6
Language: English, Spanish, Hindi, Russian
STL: German, English

"Cinema is a moving train. And every single film can become a carriage window in which a new landscape, the hint of a story, a foreign life appear. This old metaphor includes the early, seemingly innocent film journeys of the Lumière brothers as well as the trips that Austrian director Michael Glawogger took a hundred years later to Mexico City, Bombay, Moscow and New York. The twelve stories of survival he brings back from these megacities are twelve passionate glimpses through the window of the train. They must withstand a rigorous stress test. Behind curiosity about the other, about foreign ways of life, for example, "exoticism" is quickly suspected today. Besides, how much world, how many stories can go into 90 minutes of cinema without mud coming out at the end?" ALEXANDER HORVATH

"A true symphony of the big city." JONATHAN ROSENBAUM

Director  

Michael Glawogger
Screenplay  

Michael Glawogger
Camera  

Wolfgang Thaler
Producers  

Erich Lackner, Rolf Schmid
Editing  

Andrea Wagner
Staff  

SOUND: Ekkehart Baumung
Production  

Lotus-Film
Country of Production  

Austria/ Switzerland

DVD Edition # 33