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Perret in France and Algeria

GER 2012, 110 min

30 buildings and architectural ensembles of the French architects and construction engineers Auguste and Gustave Perret.

Synopsis

The film PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA presents 30 buildings and architectural ensembles of the French architects and construction engineers Auguste and Gustave Perret. Auguste Perret has masterfully refined concrete construction in the implementation of his projects and instilled in them a classical expression. Working in parallel to the execution of numerous construction projects in France, Perret was building under conditions of colonialism in North Africa. The film traces this division chronologically. The buildings erected in Algeria from 1912 until 1952 are for the first time the subject of a film, as are the ones built in France. The edifices of Perret in France and their continued existence in the present are thus juxtaposed to his projects realized in North Africa. A differentiated interaction with the “architectural heritage” in diverging cultures thereby becomes visible. The fate of Western architectural modernism along with its symbolic value and sustainability in the everyday interaction with its resulting products in varying social conditions and landscapes comes into view.

PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA is the second part of Heinz Emigholz' series Decampment of Modernism DECAMPMENT OF MODERNISM.

Streaming-Info

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Language: German
Subtitles: English subtitles available soon

Credits

Director, Screenplay and Director of Photography
Heinz Emigholz
Assistant Camera
Till Beckmann
Editor
Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann
Original Sound France
Markus Ruff
Original Sound Algeria
Frieder Schlaich
Sound Design
Jochen Jezussek, Christian Obermaier
Sound Mixer
Stephan Konken
Postproduction
Till Beckmann
Assistant Production France
Katharina Zollner
Assistant Production Algeria
Kenza Mehadji
Assistant Production Berlin
Markus Ruff, Alex Jovanovic
Producers
Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Produced by
Filmgalerie 451
In Coproduction with
WDR (Reinhard Wulf)
Founded by
Die Beauftragte der Regierung für Kultur und Medien – BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Filmförderung Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein