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Thomas Bernhard - Three Days

Synopsis
This portrait of the Austrian writer, Thomas Bernhard, combines a monologue delivered by Thomas Bernhard and the artful film work of Ferry Radax. The location chosen for three summer days is a park in Hamburg full of huge old trees. While sitting on a white bench, Bernhard talks about dark childhood memories, his youth, and his struggles with writing. A striking element is his high praise of obstacles as "material for the brain." 1970, 52 minutes. The DVD also includes a 40-minute interview with Ferry Radox by Georg Vogt, recorded in 2006. In it Radax talks about the work process during the production of his film on Thomas Bernhard and how his shooting concept enabled Bernhard to open up and talk about his past for the first time, which later appeared in his autobiographica prose.

DVD extras include a bilingual (German/English) booklet "Resistance and Productive Inefficiency - On Ferry Radax’
television portrait Thomas Bernhard - Three Days", by Georg Vogt
Language
German (Standard) (German with English subtitles)
Country
Germany
Year of release
2010
Subjects
Film studies; German studies; Literature
Keywords
biographies; interview techniques; literature - German; Film & television production; Bernhard, Thomas; Radax, Ferry; writers - Austrian

Credits

Director
Ferry Radax
Contributor
Georg Vogt

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
28.80 euros
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
92 minutes
Year
2010

Distributor

Name

Index

Contact
Isabelle Piechaczyk
Email
office@index-dvd.at
Web
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Phone
+43 1526 0990/16
Fax
+43 1526 0990
Address
Arge Index
Neubaugasse 45/13
A-1070 Wien
Austria

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