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Kameradschaft

Spine #908



Release:
Jan 30, 2018
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.19:1 Standard
  • German PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Kameradschaft

Other Versions:

Original release


Directed By: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Licensor: Janus Films




When a coal mine collapses on the frontier between Germany and France, trapping a team of French miners inside, workers on both sides of the border spring into action, putting aside national prejudices and wartime grudges to launch a dangerous rescue operation. Director G. W. Pabst brings a claustrophobic realism to this ticking-clock scenario, using realistic sets and sound design to create the maze of soot-choked shafts where the miners struggle for survival. A gripping disaster film and a stirring plea for international cooperation, Kameradschaft cemented Pabst’s status as one of the most morally engaged and formally dexterous filmmakers of his time.

Supplements
  • New interview with German film scholar Hermann Barth on the film’s production
  • 1988 interview with editor Jean Oser
  • 2016 interview with film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak on the historical context of the film
  • An essay by author and critic Luc Sante

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