Die Fälschung (Circle of Deceit)
Fiction, director: Volker Schlöndorff, Germany/France, 1981, 110 min., Ger. with En. ST
24.4.2022 | 12.00 | Arsenal |
followed by film talk with director Volker Schlöndorff, moderated by Irit Neidhardt (Curator, Author, mec film)
Georg (Bruno Ganz) is a journalist who travels to Lebanon to cover the civil war and to flee an unhappy marriage. Once in Beirut, together with photographer Hoffmann (Jerzy Skolimowski), he becomes more and more aware of the complexity of the situation there. He starts to question his methods and his job: even though he knows the value of war pictures, he starts doubting the ethical correctness of his approach. When he meets the young German Arianna (Hanna Schygulla) who lives in Lebanon, not only does his perspective on Lebanon changes, but also his view on his private life. Shot during the Lebanese civil war, “Circle of Deceit” impressively portrays the violence perpetrated by the militias as a part of everyday life.