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at the HMKV & Ruhrgestalten Summer Cinema:
Pontypool (29 May 2013)
Tommy (8 June 2013)

HIS MASTER'S VOICE - Film programme

Dortmunder U | RWE-Forum/Kino im U

06/14/2013 | 20:00 h
06/20/2013
06/21/2013
07/04/2013
07/05/2013

In cooperation with the Kino im U we show a selection of films which are thematically related to the exhibition HIS MASTER'S VOICE and which are worth being shown on the big screen.

Fri 14 June 2013, 20:00 h
The Halfmoon Files
DE 2007, dir: Philip Scheffner, 87 min, German version

"There once was a man.
This man came into the European war.
Germany captured this man.
He wishes to return to India.
If God has mercy, he will make peace soon.
This man will go away from here."

Mall Singh's crackling words are heard as he spoke into the phonographic funnel on 11th December 1916 in the city of Wünsdorf, near Berlin.

90 years later, Mall Singh is a number on an old Shellac record in an archive - one amongst hundreds of voices of colonial soldiers of the First World War.

The recordings were produced as the result of an unique alliance between the military, the scientific community and the entertainment industry. In his experimental search "The Halfmoon Files", Philip Scheffner follows the traces of these voices to the origin of their recording. Like a memory game - which remains incomplete right until the end - he uncovers pictures and sounds that revive the ghosts of the past. His protagonists' words intersect along the concentric spirals the story follows. Those who pressed the record button on the phonographs, on photo and film cameras, were the ones to write official history.
Mall Singh and the other prisoners of war of the Halfmoon Camp disappeared from this story. Their spirits and ghostly appearances seem to play with the filmmaker, to ambush him. They pursue him on his path, to bring their voices back to their home countries.

Yet the story of these ghosts escapes the control of the narrator. And the ghosts do not disperse.

"When a person dies, he constantly roams about and becomes a ghost.
It is the soul that roames about.
The roaming soul is like air.
So a ghost is like air.
It can go everywhere."
(Bhawan Singh, Wünsdorf 1917 / 2007)

Thu 20 June 2013 / Fri 21 June 2013, 20:00 h
Frost / Nixon
USA 2008 • dir: Ron Howard • with: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Oliver Platt • 122 min. • English version with German subtitles • FSK 6

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

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