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IN DANGER AND DEEP DISTRESS, THE MIDDLEWAY SPELLS CERTAIN DEATH
DVD with public performance rights $179
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Alexander Kluge never ceased to provoke viewers by playing with film form and content.
In Danger and Deep Distress
combines documentary and fiction to paint a "nightmarish picture of life in the contemporary Federal Republic" (John Sandford,
The New German Cinema
). In 1974, Kluge and fellow filmmaker Edgar Reitz (
) roamed Frankfurt for 10 days with a small crew, capturing everything from political demonstrations to carnival fun and even debate within the congress for the SPD Party. Kluge interweaves this footage with narrative threads about two seemingly different women: One seduces men, sleeps with them, then robs them blind; the other is a spy from the Eastern Bloc. Winner of German Film Awards for editing and musical dramaturgy. Also known as
In Gefahr und grosster Not bringt der Mittelweg den Tod
In Danger and Dire Distress the Middle of the Road Leads to Death
. In German with English subtitles.
Alexander Kluge---West Germany---1974---90 mins.
Includes two Kluge shorts,
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