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WILLI TOBLER AND THE DECLINE OF THE 6TH FLEET



 
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After The Big Mess, Alexander Kluge returned to the conventions of science fiction for this assault on the German establishment. During the Galactic Citizen's War, Willi Tobler, played by actor and intellectual Alfred Edel, decides to rid himself of material possessions after his sector is bombarded. He not only leaves behind his belongings, but also his wife and child as he volunteers to be the public relations man for the Chief Admiral of the 6th Fleet. However, his new life does not give him the security he seeks. Willi Tobler is an interesting genre experiment, combining Kluge's dependence on improvisation with an intentionally low-budget look and offbeat intertitles, which evoke the hand-crafted effects of Georges Melies. In German with English subtitles.

Alexander Kluge---West Germany---1972---78 mins.
Features
  • Includes two Kluge shorts, The Day Is Nigh and Space Flight as an Internal Experience.