GER 1983, 82 min
An omnipresent giant who sees everything, but can’t be seen himself ... An 82-minute “City Symphony” entirelly composed from material generated by surveillance cameras.
Michael Klier’s multi-award-winning film THE GIANT transforms the viewer into a voyeur and shows him life in a German town through the eye of surveillance cameras. To the evocative music of Mahler and Wagner, we see images of streets, airports, subway stations, department stores, banks and private houses through the ‘all-seeing’ video eye as it keeps its look-out for trouble. But it goes further than that: our constant observation must mean that our privacy is also being put at stake.
A documentary film in its purest form and at the same time a nightmarish vision of the future.
Director, Concept, Director of Photography, Editor and Producer
Michael Klier Filmproduktion
Bonus film CASTING by Michael Klier with first screen tests with Juliette Binoche, Beatrice Dalle, Christopher Lambert a.o., recent interview with Michael Klier, Trailer
International Version (no dialogue)
PAL / b/w + Color
Softbox (Set Content: 1)
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