AN ESSAY FILM
IN SEARCH OF A LOST UTOPIA
AN ESSAY FILM BY KONSTANTIN FERSTL
Communism is dead. Long live capitalism!
After the infamous "end of history" we grew up in
the era of market-compliant democracy.
We learned to meet our offended dreams with irony.
And we took in the credo of our time: "Live, but without ideas."
Is that truly all there is?
A requiem for a century and a journey around the world:
From Fidel Castro's funeral to the forgotten revolutions of the
Lacandon rainforest and the fossilized theocracy in North Korea.
Through vanished countries. From the Habsburg Empire to Alain Badiou.
An essay film in search of the insulted dreams of the 20th century.
WATCH THE TRAILER:
"IT SEEMS COMMON SENSE TODAY,
THAT COMMUNISM IS IMPOSSIBLE.
THAT'S WHAT I CALL THE SUBJECTIVE
VICTORY OF CAPITALISM."
Alain Badiou in Finis Terrae
A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD
Seven years in the making, shot in over 20 countries around the world - from Latin America to North Korea.
On the road, following unreliable maps of idealism: the archaeology of insulted dreams
leads us through Germany, from the land of red sandstone through a vanished country.
Out of Old Europe in the New World, into the New Times, as the worker songs tell us.
Open air museums of an idea, monuments of failure. Under the mildew of realities like Pompeii under the ashes.
TRAVELLERS, ARCHAEOLOGISTS, ROMANTICS.
Cast & Crew
Alain Badiou, Doris Buchrucker, Ines Hollinger and Torben Liebrecht.
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MUSIC COMPOSED BY
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