Thursday, December 6, 2012

Berlin Babylon - Documentary film

Yesterday I've got the opportunity to watch this film. It's a documentary film on Berlin, on its changes in the last 20years, on the choices made to rebuild again this city (a neverending story), with some critical choices, some heart attack sequences of the WWII controlled demolitions and some nostalgic footprints.

WIKI: Berlin Babylon is a 2001 German documentary film directed by Hubertus Siegert with industrial music performed by Einstürzende Neubauten. The film's main focus is on the extensive rebuilding projects in Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall. It features internationally acclaimed architects including Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano and I.M. Pei.
Some sequences are characterized by time-lapse photography along with the narration of Der Engel der Geschichte (the Angel of History). The documentary also contains stock footage of demolitions of the buildings which were left to stand in ruins after the second world war.